Figure : ms-observed-number-of-extreme-precipitation

Observed Number of Extreme Precipitation Events

Figure 24.5

North Carolina State University
Kenneth E. Kunkel

This figure appears in chapter 24 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2019 report.

The observed number of extreme precipitation events (annual number of events with 3 or more inches) for 1900–2018, averaged over 5-year periods (bars; last bar represents 4-year average). Filled circles connected by black line segments show annual values. These values are averages from 20 long-term reporting stations. Generally, the annual number of extreme precipitation events has been near to above the long-term average since the 1990s. The dark horizontal line is the long-term average of 1.5 days per year. Source: CICS-NC and NOAA NCEI.

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The time range for this figure is January 01, 1900 (00:00 AM) to December 31, 2014 (00:00 AM).

This figure was created on February 20, 2019.

This figure was submitted on March 22, 2019.

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