Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2002
1-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 2000 1936
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1901
Apr–May 2002
2-Month
4.67"
(118.62mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-2.86"
(-72.64mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1901
Mar–May 2002
3-Month
9.31"
(236.47mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1995 1985
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2003
Feb–May 2002
4-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-4.69"
(-119.13mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2003
Jan–May 2002
5-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-3.63"
(-92.20mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 2001 1986
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Dec 2001–May 2002
6-Month
17.92"
(455.17mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
-5.32"
(-135.13mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 2001 1986
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 1998
Ties: 2006
Nov 2001–May 2002
7-Month
19.07"
(484.38mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-7.21"
(-183.13mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1986 1951
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1984
Oct 2001–May 2002
8-Month
20.28"
(515.11mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
-9.29"
(-235.97mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 2001 2001
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2003
Sep 2001–May 2002
9-Month
23.27"
(591.06mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
-10.55"
(-267.97mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1941
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Aug 2001–May 2002
10-Month
27.46"
(697.48mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
-11.63"
(-295.41mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2002
126th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jul 2001–May 2002
11-Month
32.81"
(833.37mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
-11.94"
(-303.28mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2002
126th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 2001–May 2002
12-Month
38.75"
(984.25mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
-10.59"
(-268.99mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Dec 2000–May 2002
18-Month
55.65"
(1,413.51mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
-16.97"
(-431.04mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2002
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2021
Jun 2000–May 2002
24-Month
80.13"
(2,035.30mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-18.50"
(-469.90mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1927 1927
124th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Jun 1999–May 2002
36-Month
132.72"
(3,371.09mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-15.38"
(-390.65mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1955 1927
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2021
Jun 1998–May 2002
48-Month
174.84"
(4,440.94mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-22.57"
(-573.27mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1927
121st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2021
Jun 1997–May 2002
60-Month
231.77"
(5,886.96mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-14.90"
(-378.46mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1989 1989
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 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/