Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
3.67"
(93.22mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1987 1936
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1901
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1987 1986
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1901
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
9.55"
(242.57mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1986 1985
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2003
Ties: 1999
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
11.64"
(295.66mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-4.00"
(-101.60mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2003
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
15.23"
(386.84mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-4.32"
(-109.73mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
18.53"
(470.66mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-4.71"
(-119.64mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
22.03"
(559.56mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-4.25"
(-107.95mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1986 1951
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1984
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
23.19"
(589.03mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-6.38"
(-162.05mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1986 2001
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2003
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
29.48"
(748.79mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-4.34"
(-110.24mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1986 1941
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
33.72"
(856.49mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-5.37"
(-136.40mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1986 2002
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
37.02"
(940.31mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-7.73"
(-196.34mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1985 2002
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
41.22"
(1,046.99mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-8.12"
(-206.25mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1985 1981
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
67.70"
(1,719.58mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-4.92"
(-124.97mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1987 2002
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
91.68"
(2,328.67mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-6.95"
(-176.53mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1927
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
134.15"
(3,407.41mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-13.95"
(-354.33mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1987 1927
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
174.12"
(4,422.65mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-23.29"
(-591.56mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1927 1927
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
227.72"
(5,784.09mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-18.95"
(-481.33mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1955 1989
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/