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The May 2021 precipitation summary infographic, highlighting the monthly average temperature, departure from normal, and comparison to historical and recent years

May Flowers Wilt Amid Expanding Drought

It was a dry month for North Carolina in May, but also a cooler one with a unique high pressure pattern. The ongoing dry weather...

A Hot, Dry May Sees Drought Return

Sizzling summer temperatures and widespread dry weather made for a scorching May that saw drought emerge in a potentially unlikely area. The Heat is On...

May Was Hot and Humid with Heavy Rains

Between torrential flood-causing rainfall and warm, humid weather, it was an active and often uncomfortable May weather-wise. Our latest climate summary takes a look at...

May Showers Seal a Wet Spring, but What Will Summer Bring?

Last month’s rains washed away any lingering drought in North Carolina and topped off the rain gauges in a particularly wet spring. Temperatures Moderate Under...

May’s Cool, Wet Weather Caps a Variable Spring

Cloud cover reigned in May, keeping high temperatures down and showers moving through regularly. Cloudy Days Spur Below-Normal Mean Temps While May can sometimes feel...

A Warm, Dry May Wraps Up a Similar Spring

May saw above-normal temperatures continue and a return of dry conditions, especially in western North Carolina. May Heats Up Across the State Last month’s statewide...

May Remains Wet in Western North Carolina

Monthly statistics for May 2013:Statewide Average Precipitation: 4.47 inches (43rd wettest since 1895)Statewide Average Temperature: 64.6°F (30th coldest since 1895)* Values generated from preliminary numbers Cool Start,...