Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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North Carolina

Precipitation Rankings, October 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1978
1-Month
1.25"
(31.75mm)
3.27"
(83.06mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1963 2000
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1971
Sep–Oct 1978
2-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
7.56"
(192.02mm)
-4.51"
(-114.55mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1940
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1999
Aug–Oct 1978
3-Month
8.44"
(214.38mm)
12.84"
(326.14mm)
-4.40"
(-111.76mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1951 1943
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1999
Jul–Oct 1978
4-Month
13.59"
(345.19mm)
18.51"
(470.15mm)
-4.92"
(-124.96mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1973 1925
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jun–Oct 1978
5-Month
17.70"
(449.58mm)
23.09"
(586.49mm)
-5.39"
(-136.91mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1963 1954
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1906
May–Oct 1978
6-Month
22.35"
(567.69mm)
27.08"
(687.83mm)
-4.73"
(-120.14mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1963 2007
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1901
Apr–Oct 1978
7-Month
26.98"
(685.29mm)
30.61"
(777.49mm)
-3.63"
(-92.20mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1968 2007
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1901
Ties: 1904
Mar–Oct 1978
8-Month
31.95"
(811.53mm)
34.90"
(886.46mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1968 2007
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1901
Feb–Oct 1978
9-Month
32.95"
(836.93mm)
38.73"
(983.74mm)
-5.78"
(-146.81mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1968 1925
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2003
Jan–Oct 1978
10-Month
40.13"
(1,019.30mm)
42.63"
(1,082.80mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1977 2007
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
Dec 1977–Oct 1978
11-Month
44.10"
(1,120.14mm)
46.33"
(1,176.78mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1976 1986
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2003
Nov 1977–Oct 1978
12-Month
49.10"
(1,247.14mm)
49.36"
(1,253.74mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1951
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2003
May 1977–Oct 1978
18-Month
75.43"
(1,915.92mm)
76.41"
(1,940.81mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1926
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1929
Nov 1976–Oct 1978
24-Month
96.26"
(2,445.00mm)
98.73"
(2,507.74mm)
-2.47"
(-62.74mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1977 1926
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Ties: 1992
Nov 1975–Oct 1978
36-Month
141.88"
(3,603.75mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
-6.22"
(-157.99mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1970 1927
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020
Nov 1974–Oct 1978
48-Month
199.48"
(5,066.79mm)
197.42"
(5,014.47mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2021
Nov 1973–Oct 1978
60-Month
253.40"
(6,436.36mm)
246.75"
(6,267.45mm)
6.65"
(168.91mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1972 1954
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/