Weather map: Rain, snow, temperature records in the United States and North Carolina

As severe tornadoes touched down in Louisiana and other parts of the country this week, we take a look at extreme weather records and trends across the country.

The interactive map below shows records for precipitation, snowfall and temperature in each state, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SCEC.

Hover over states on the map to reveal the records and years in which they occurred. You can click the drop-down list at the top of the chart to see different metrics as well.

North Carolina temperature and precipitation records

North Carolina weather records, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SCEC data:

Highest recorded temperature: 110 degrees F in 1983.

Lowest recorded temperature: -34 degrees F in 1985.

Highest 24-hour rainfall recorded: 22.22 inches in 1916.

Highest 24-hour snowfall recorded: 36 inches in 1993.

Weather, Louisiana tornado updates

A tornado ripped through parts of New Orleans and its suburbs on Tuesday evening, overturning cars, ripping roofs off houses and killing at least one person in an area that was hit by Hurricane Katrina 17 years ago,” by The Associated Press.

“Other tornadoes spawned by the same storm system had struck parts of Texas and Oklahomakilling one person on Monday and causing multiple injuries and extensive damage.

New Orleans expects “great weather” for the rest of the week after the deadly event, ABC’s New Orleans affiliate WGNO reported.

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