Average Precipitation for North Carolina in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities, towns and parks in North Carolina.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

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 2.8 70
11 Banner Elk 3.5 89
13 Blowing Rock 4.7 119
11 Boone 3.8 96
14 Grandfather Mountain 4.1 104
14 Highlands 8.2 207
11 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.1 104
10 Morganton 4.1 104
11 Oconaluftee 4.9 125
10 Pisgah Forest 5.2 133
13 Tapoco 4.9 125
12 Waterville 3.7 93

Piedmont

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Cary 3.2 82
11 Chapel Hill 3.5 90
10 Charlotte 3.3 83
9 Concord 3.2 81
9 Durham 3.5 88
8 Gastonia 3.5 90
9 Greensboro 3.0 76
8 Henderson 3.5 89
9 Hickory 3.7 94
10 High Point 3.4 87
11 Mount Airy 3.6 90
9 Raleigh 3.3 84
Winston-Salem 3.5 88

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Atlantic Beach 4.0 101
Beaufort 3.5 89
9 Belhaven 3.0 77
10 Cape Hatteras 4.3 108
10 Cedar Island 4.3 110
8 Edenton 3.1 77
11 Elizabeth City 3.4 87
10 Fayetteville 3.0 75
10 Goldsboro 3.2 82
11 Greenville 3.3 83
10 Hofmann Forest 3.6 91
8 Manteo 4.0 101
9 Morehead City 4.2 108
10 New Bern 3.4 86
10 Ocracoke 3.9 99
9 Southport 3.8 97
9 Wilmington 3.6 92
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

North Carolina Precipitation
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