Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
2.15"
(54.61mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1987 1936
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1901
Ties: 1987
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
7.01"
(178.05mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1996 1986
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1901
Ties: 2004
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
11.31"
(287.27mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1985
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2003
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
15.08"
(383.03mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1996 1986
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2003
Ties: 2021
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
18.71"
(475.23mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1992 1986
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1998
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
22.66"
(575.56mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-0.58"
(-14.74mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1996 1986
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1998
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
26.20"
(665.48mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1996 1951
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1984
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
30.17"
(766.32mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1995 2001
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2003
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
39.31"
(998.47mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
5.49"
(139.44mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1941
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
45.16"
(1,147.06mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
6.07"
(154.17mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Ties: 1937
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
51.86"
(1,317.24mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
7.11"
(180.59mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2019
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
55.89"
(1,419.61mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
6.55"
(166.37mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1996 1981
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Ties: 2014
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
77.38"
(1,965.45mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
4.76"
(120.90mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2021
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
111.10"
(2,821.94mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
12.47"
(316.74mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1927
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2020
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
159.54"
(4,052.32mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
11.44"
(290.58mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1996 1927
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2021
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
203.40"
(5,166.36mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
5.99"
(152.15mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1995 1927
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2021
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
260.42"
(6,614.67mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1996 1989
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/