Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2015 1936
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1901
Ties: 1909
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1901
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
10.49"
(266.45mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-1.32"
(-33.52mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2015 1985
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2003
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
16.30"
(414.02mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
19.10"
(485.14mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1998
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
26.41"
(670.81mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
3.17"
(80.51mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1998
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
33.61"
(853.69mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
7.33"
(186.18mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 1951
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1984
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
40.68"
(1,033.27mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
11.11"
(282.19mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 2001
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
45.99"
(1,168.15mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
12.17"
(309.12mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1941
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
49.99"
(1,269.75mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
10.90"
(276.86mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
54.37"
(1,381.00mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
9.62"
(244.35mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
59.57"
(1,513.08mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
10.23"
(259.84mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
81.18"
(2,061.97mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
8.56"
(217.42mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
107.96"
(2,742.18mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
9.33"
(236.98mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2015 1927
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
163.85"
(4,161.79mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
15.75"
(400.05mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1927
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
211.89"
(5,382.01mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
14.48"
(367.80mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2015 1927
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
260.05"
(6,605.27mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
13.38"
(339.85mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1989
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/