Average Precipitation for North Carolina in January





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January 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 January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Asheville 2.9 73
12 Banner Elk 4.1 104
12 Blowing Rock 4.8 122
12 Boone 3.9 99
15 Grandfather Mountain 4.3 109
14 Highlands 7.4 187
10 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.1 105
9 Morganton 4.0 102
10 Oconaluftee 4.9 124
11 Pisgah Forest 5.5 138
12 Tapoco 4.9 125
12 Waterville 3.8 96

Piedmont

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Cary 3.6 92
11 Chapel Hill 3.9 100
10 Charlotte 3.4 87
9 Concord 3.6 92
9 Durham 3.9 99
10 Gastonia 3.9 98
9 Greensboro 3.1 78
8 Henderson 3.5 89
9 Hickory 3.8 97
10 High Point 3.7 94
11 Mount Airy 3.6 92
9 Raleigh 3.9 98
Winston-Salem 3.6 92

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Atlantic Beach 4.0 101
Beaufort 4.1 104
11 Belhaven 3.7 94
11 Cape Hatteras 5.2 133
11 Cedar Island 4.7 120
9 Edenton 3.5 89
12 Elizabeth City 3.9 99
11 Fayetteville 3.6 92
11 Goldsboro 3.7 93
12 Greenville 3.9 98
10 Hofmann Forest 4.3 109
9 Manteo 4.1 105
9 Morehead City 4.7 118
10 New Bern 4.0 102
9 Ocracoke 4.0 103
10 Southport 4.2 106
10 Wilmington 3.8 96
Reference

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

North Carolina Precipitation
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