Average Precipitation for North Carolina in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March 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 March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Asheville 3.5 90
13 Banner Elk 4.9 124
12 Boone 4.8 121
12 Cullowhee 4.6 118
14 Grandfather Mountain 5.4 137
14 Highlands 7.6 193
11 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.6 116
11 Morganton 4.4 111
12 North Wilkesboro 4.4 111
12 Pisgah Forest 5.3 136
12 Tapoco 5.4 138
14 Waterville 4.7 120
11 Winston-Salem 3.6 91

Piedmont

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Albemarle 4.0 101
12 Burlington 3.9 99
12 Chapel Hill 4.4 112
10 Charlotte 4.0 100
10 Concord 4.1 104
10 Durham 4.5 115
9 Gastonia 3.6 90
10 Greensboro 3.7 94
9 Henderson 4.2 106
11 Hickory 4.1 104
11 High Point 4.1 104
12 Mount Airy 4.2 106
11 Raleigh 4.1 104
10 Shelby 4.7 119

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
9 Atlantic Beach 3.4 85
10 Beaufort 3.3 84
10 Belhaven 3.7 94
11 Cape Hatteras 4.4 113
10 Cedar Island 3.9 100
9 Edenton 4.0 102
11 Elizabeth City 4.2 106
10 Fayetteville 3.6 91
11 Goldsboro 4.2 107
11 Greenville 4.2 107
10 Hofmann Forest 4.2 108
8 Kinston 3.8 98
10 Lumberton 3.6 92
8 Manteo 3.8 97
9 Morehead City 3.7 94
10 New Bern 3.9 98
9 Ocracoke 4.3 109
10 Roanoke Rapids 4.3 110
11 Rocky Mount 4.0 102
8 Southport 4.0 102
10 Wilmington 4.0 101
11 Wilson 4.2 106
Reference

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

North Carolina Precipitation
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