Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, May 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2021
1-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 2019 1936
113th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1901
Apr–May 2021
2-Month
4.41"
(112.01mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-3.12"
(-79.25mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1901
Ties: 1941
Mar–May 2021
3-Month
8.54"
(216.92mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-3.27"
(-83.05mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 2007 1985
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Feb–May 2021
4-Month
15.08"
(383.03mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Ties: 1997
Jan–May 2021
5-Month
19.71"
(500.63mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Dec 2020–May 2021
6-Month
24.26"
(616.20mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
1.02"
(25.90mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Nov 2020–May 2021
7-Month
30.41"
(772.41mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
4.13"
(104.90mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2018 1951
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1984
Oct 2020–May 2021
8-Month
34.62"
(879.35mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2018 2001
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Sep 2020–May 2021
9-Month
41.42"
(1,052.07mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
7.60"
(193.04mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2018 1941
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Aug 2020–May 2021
10-Month
49.40"
(1,254.76mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
10.31"
(261.87mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2020–May 2021
11-Month
53.59"
(1,361.19mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
8.84"
(224.54mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2020–May 2021
12-Month
58.63"
(1,489.20mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
9.29"
(235.96mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Dec 2019–May 2021
18-Month
90.83"
(2,307.08mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
18.21"
(462.53mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2019–May 2021
24-Month
117.87"
(2,993.90mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
19.24"
(488.70mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1927
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Jun 2018–May 2021
36-Month
182.82"
(4,643.63mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
34.72"
(881.89mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2020 1927
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2017–May 2021
48-Month
232.47"
(5,904.74mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
35.06"
(890.53mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2020 1927
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2016–May 2021
60-Month
285.22"
(7,244.59mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
38.55"
(979.17mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2019 1989
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/