Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
7.62"
(193.55mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
3.63"
(92.20mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1936
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1901 1901
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
5.41"
(137.42mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1901
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
16.25"
(412.75mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
4.44"
(112.78mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1985
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
23.26"
(590.80mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
7.62"
(193.54mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2003
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
27.63"
(701.80mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
8.08"
(205.23mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
32.20"
(817.88mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
8.96"
(227.58mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
35.54"
(902.72mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
9.26"
(235.21mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1951
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1984
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
40.44"
(1,027.18mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
10.87"
(276.10mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 2001
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2003
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
43.53"
(1,105.66mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
9.71"
(246.63mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1941
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
48.67"
(1,236.22mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
9.58"
(243.33mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 2002
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
53.42"
(1,356.87mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
8.67"
(220.22mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2018 2002
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
59.24"
(1,504.70mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
9.90"
(251.46mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
85.83"
(2,180.08mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
13.21"
(335.53mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2018 2002
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2021
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
124.19"
(3,154.43mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
25.56"
(649.23mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1927
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
173.84"
(4,415.54mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
25.74"
(653.80mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1927
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
226.59"
(5,755.39mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
29.18"
(741.18mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1927
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2021
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
286.16"
(7,268.46mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
39.49"
(1,003.04mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1989
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/