Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2017
1-Month
5.95"
(151.13mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2016 1936
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1901
Apr–May 2017
2-Month
12.45"
(316.23mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
4.92"
(124.97mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1986
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1901
Mar–May 2017
3-Month
16.09"
(408.69mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
4.28"
(108.72mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2016 1985
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Feb–May 2017
4-Month
17.28"
(438.91mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
1.64"
(41.65mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1986
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Jan–May 2017
5-Month
21.24"
(539.50mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2016 1986
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1998
Dec 2016–May 2017
6-Month
24.43"
(620.52mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
1.19"
(30.22mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Nov 2016–May 2017
7-Month
25.54"
(648.72mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
-0.74"
(-18.79mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1951
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1984
Oct 2016–May 2017
8-Month
31.17"
(791.72mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2015 2001
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2003
Sep 2016–May 2017
9-Month
38.76"
(984.50mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
4.94"
(125.47mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1941
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Aug 2016–May 2017
10-Month
43.25"
(1,098.55mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
4.16"
(105.66mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jul 2016–May 2017
11-Month
48.43"
(1,230.12mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
3.68"
(93.47mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jun 2016–May 2017
12-Month
52.75"
(1,339.85mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Dec 2015–May 2017
18-Month
79.16"
(2,010.66mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
6.54"
(166.11mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2015 2002
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jun 2015–May 2017
24-Month
112.32"
(2,852.93mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2016 1927
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jun 2014–May 2017
36-Month
160.71"
(4,082.03mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
12.61"
(320.29mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2015 1927
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Jun 2013–May 2017
48-Month
216.60"
(5,501.64mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
19.19"
(487.43mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2016 1927
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jun 2012–May 2017
60-Month
264.64"
(6,721.86mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
17.97"
(456.44mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2016 1989
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/