Average Precipitation for North Carolina in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March 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 March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Asheville 3.4 85
11 Banner Elk 4.1 103
12 Blowing Rock 5.5 141
12 Boone 4.7 118
14 Grandfather Mountain 5.2 132
13 Highlands 7.6 192
11 Kerr Scott Reservoir 4.7 120
10 Morganton 4.4 113
11 Oconaluftee 5.0 128
11 Pisgah Forest 5.5 139
12 Tapoco 4.9 123
13 Waterville 4.3 108

Piedmont

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Cary 4.2 108
11 Chapel Hill 4.5 115
10 Charlotte 4.0 102
9 Concord 4.2 107
10 Durham 4.8 121
8 Gastonia 3.7 94
10 Greensboro 3.7 95
9 Henderson 4.0 103
10 Hickory 4.2 108
10 High Point 4.1 105
11 Mount Airy 4.1 105
9 Raleigh 4.3 109
Winston-Salem 4.0 103

North Carolina Coast

Average amount of rain and snow in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Atlantic Beach 4.1 103
Beaufort 4.2 107
10 Belhaven 4.1 103
10 Cape Hatteras 4.8 121
10 Cedar Island 4.5 114
9 Edenton 4.0 102
11 Elizabeth City 3.9 98
10 Fayetteville 3.8 97
11 Goldsboro 4.0 102
11 Greenville 4.0 103
10 Hofmann Forest 4.4 112
9 Manteo 4.3 109
9 Morehead City 4.4 111
10 New Bern 4.4 112
8 Ocracoke 4.9 124
8 Southport 4.2 107
10 Wilmington 4.2 107
Reference

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

North Carolina Precipitation
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