Average Precipitation for North Carolina in January





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January 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 January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Asheville 3.3 83
14 Banner Elk 4.6 117
12 Boone 4.4 112
11 Cullowhee 4.9 123
15 Grandfather Mountain 5.0 127
14 Highlands 8.0 203
11 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.5 113
10 Morganton 4.3 109
10 North Wilkesboro 4.4 112
11 Pisgah Forest 5.9 151
12 Tapoco 5.4 137
13 Waterville 4.2 107
10 Winston-Salem 3.4 85

Piedmont

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Albemarle 3.8 97
10 Burlington 3.1 78
11 Chapel Hill 4.0 100
10 Charlotte 3.5 89
10 Concord 3.7 93
9 Durham 4.0 101
9 Gastonia 3.8 98
9 Greensboro 3.2 82
9 Henderson 3.7 93
9 Hickory 3.8 97
11 High Point 3.8 97
11 Mount Airy 4.0 101
10 Raleigh 3.4 87
10 Shelby 4.3 109

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Atlantic Beach 4.2 107
10 Beaufort 4.2 106
10 Belhaven 3.9 98
11 Cape Hatteras 4.9 125
11 Cedar Island 4.6 117
9 Edenton 3.5 89
12 Elizabeth City 3.6 92
11 Fayetteville 3.4 87
12 Goldsboro 3.6 90
11 Greenville 3.9 99
10 Hofmann Forest 4.5 115
8 Kinston 3.7 95
11 Lumberton 3.7 94
8 Manteo 3.8 96
9 Morehead City 4.5 115
10 New Bern 3.9 99
9 Ocracoke 4.1 105
10 Roanoke Rapids 3.7 93
10 Rocky Mount 3.5 88
8 Southport 3.7 94
10 Wilmington 3.8 97
11 Wilson 3.8 95
Reference

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

North Carolina Precipitation
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