Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2003
1-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
3.47"
(88.13mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Apr–May 2003
2-Month
13.88"
(352.55mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
6.35"
(161.29mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2002 1986
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Mar–May 2003
3-Month
19.83"
(503.68mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
8.02"
(203.71mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2002 1985
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Feb–May 2003
4-Month
25.02"
(635.51mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
9.38"
(238.25mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2002 1986
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Jan–May 2003
5-Month
27.22"
(691.39mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
7.67"
(194.82mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2002 1986
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Dec 2002–May 2003
6-Month
31.79"
(807.47mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
8.55"
(217.17mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1986
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Nov 2002–May 2003
7-Month
36.30"
(922.02mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
10.02"
(254.51mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1951
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1984
Oct 2002–May 2003
8-Month
41.76"
(1,060.70mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
12.19"
(309.62mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2002 2001
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2003
Sep 2002–May 2003
9-Month
46.41"
(1,178.81mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
12.59"
(319.78mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2002 1941
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 2002–May 2003
10-Month
51.38"
(1,305.05mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
12.29"
(312.16mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Ties: 1929
Jul 2002–May 2003
11-Month
55.86"
(1,418.84mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
11.11"
(282.19mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 2002–May 2003
12-Month
58.83"
(1,494.28mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
9.49"
(241.04mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 2019
Dec 2001–May 2003
18-Month
76.75"
(1,949.45mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
4.13"
(104.90mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jun 2001–May 2003
24-Month
97.58"
(2,478.53mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2002 1927
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Jun 2000–May 2003
36-Month
138.96"
(3,529.58mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-9.14"
(-232.16mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2002 1927
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Jun 1999–May 2003
48-Month
191.55"
(4,865.37mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
-5.86"
(-148.84mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2002 1927
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jun 1998–May 2003
60-Month
233.67"
(5,935.22mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
-13.00"
(-330.20mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2002 1989
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/