Average Precipitation for North Carolina in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities, communities and other locations around North Carolina.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. There is also a count of the number of days with wet weather, when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: North Carolina Mountains in the west, Piedmont in the center, and North Carolina Coast to the east.

North Carolina Mountains

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Asheville 3.3 83
13 Banner Elk 4.3 108
12 Boone 4.2 107
11 Cullowhee 5.1 129
13 Grandfather Mountain 4.5 115
14 Highlands 8.7 220
11 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.6 116
10 Morganton 4.7 118
11 North Wilkesboro 4.4 111
11 Pisgah Forest 5.8 147
12 Tapoco 5.5 140
12 Waterville 4.4 111
9 Winston-Salem 3.3 84

Piedmont

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Albemarle 3.9 100
10 Burlington 3.1 79
11 Chapel Hill 3.9 98
10 Charlotte 3.6 91
10 Concord 3.5 89
9 Durham 3.3 85
9 Gastonia 3.8 95
9 Greensboro 3.4 87
10 Henderson 3.9 99
9 Hickory 3.9 98
11 High Point 3.8 95
12 Mount Airy 4.2 107
10 Raleigh 3.4 86
10 Shelby 4.4 113

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Atlantic Beach 4.7 119
11 Beaufort 3.8 96
8 Belhaven 3.6 92
11 Cape Hatteras 4.7 120
11 Cedar Island 4.6 116
8 Edenton 3.5 89
11 Elizabeth City 3.9 99
10 Fayetteville 3.5 88
10 Goldsboro 3.6 91
11 Greenville 3.6 90
10 Hofmann Forest 3.9 100
8 Kinston 3.3 84
11 Lumberton 3.6 92
7 Manteo 3.3 85
10 Morehead City 4.4 113
11 New Bern 3.6 92
10 Ocracoke 4.4 112
10 Roanoke Rapids 3.5 89
10 Rocky Mount 3.2 81
9 Southport 3.7 95
10 Wilmington 3.7 94
11 Wilson 3.6 91
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

North Carolina Precipitation
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