Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
3.04"
(77.22mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1901
Ties: 1906
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
4.02"
(102.11mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-3.51"
(-89.15mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1986
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1901
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
6.71"
(170.43mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-5.10"
(-129.54mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1985
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2003
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
8.72"
(221.49mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-6.92"
(-175.77mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1986
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2003
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-9.12"
(-231.65mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1986
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1998
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
11.70"
(297.18mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-11.54"
(-293.12mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1986
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1998
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
18.65"
(473.71mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-7.63"
(-193.80mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1981 1951
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1984
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
22.89"
(581.41mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-6.68"
(-169.67mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1985 2001
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2003
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
25.11"
(637.79mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-8.71"
(-221.24mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1985 1941
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
31.43"
(798.32mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-7.66"
(-194.57mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1985 2002
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
38.65"
(981.71mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-6.10"
(-154.94mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1985 2002
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
42.47"
(1,078.74mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-6.87"
(-174.50mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1985 1981
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
59.33"
(1,506.98mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-13.29"
(-337.57mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1942 2002
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2021
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
82.44"
(2,093.98mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-16.19"
(-411.22mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1927 1927
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
136.04"
(3,455.42mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-12.06"
(-306.32mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1969 1927
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2021
Ties: 1956
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
191.85"
(4,872.99mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-5.56"
(-141.22mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1982 1927
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2021
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
240.67"
(6,113.02mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-6.00"
(-152.40mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1985 1989
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/