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
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2021
1-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 2019 1936
114th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1901
Apr–May 2021
2-Month
4.43"
(112.52mm)
7.53"
(191.26mm)
-3.10"
(-78.74mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1986 1986
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1901
Mar–May 2021
3-Month
8.56"
(217.42mm)
11.81"
(299.97mm)
-3.25"
(-82.55mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 2007 1985
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Feb–May 2021
4-Month
15.10"
(383.54mm)
15.64"
(397.26mm)
-0.54"
(-13.72mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Jan–May 2021
5-Month
19.73"
(501.14mm)
19.55"
(496.57mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2019 1986
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Dec 2020–May 2021
6-Month
24.28"
(616.71mm)
23.24"
(590.30mm)
1.04"
(26.41mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1986
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Nov 2020–May 2021
7-Month
30.43"
(772.92mm)
26.28"
(667.51mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2018 1951
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1984
Oct 2020–May 2021
8-Month
34.64"
(879.86mm)
29.57"
(751.08mm)
5.07"
(128.78mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2018 2001
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2003
Sep 2020–May 2021
9-Month
41.44"
(1,052.58mm)
33.82"
(859.03mm)
7.62"
(193.55mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1941
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Aug 2020–May 2021
10-Month
49.42"
(1,255.27mm)
39.09"
(992.89mm)
10.33"
(262.38mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2020–May 2021
11-Month
53.61"
(1,361.69mm)
44.75"
(1,136.65mm)
8.86"
(225.04mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2020–May 2021
12-Month
58.65"
(1,489.71mm)
49.34"
(1,253.24mm)
9.31"
(236.47mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Dec 2019–May 2021
18-Month
90.85"
(2,307.59mm)
72.62"
(1,844.55mm)
18.23"
(463.04mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2020 2002
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2019–May 2021
24-Month
117.89"
(2,994.41mm)
98.63"
(2,505.20mm)
19.26"
(489.21mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1927
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Jun 2018–May 2021
36-Month
182.84"
(4,644.14mm)
148.10"
(3,761.74mm)
34.74"
(882.40mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2020 1927
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2017–May 2021
48-Month
232.49"
(5,905.25mm)
197.41"
(5,014.21mm)
35.08"
(891.04mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2020 1927
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2021
Jun 2016–May 2021
60-Month
285.24"
(7,245.10mm)
246.67"
(6,265.42mm)
38.57"
(979.68mm)
122nd 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, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/