Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1938
1-Month
3.30"
(83.82mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.79"
(20.07mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1937 1910
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1973
Feb–Mar 1938
2-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
1.07"
(27.17mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1937 1910
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 1998
Jan–Mar 1938
3-Month
7.82"
(198.63mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.86"
(21.85mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1936 1910
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1998
Dec 1937–Mar 1938
4-Month
10.25"
(260.35mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1936 1981
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1983, 1998
Nov 1937–Mar 1938
5-Month
12.41"
(315.21mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1937 1977
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1983
Ties: 1945
Oct 1937–Mar 1938
6-Month
15.02"
(381.51mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1983
Sep 1937–Mar 1938
7-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2019
Ties: 1937, 2007
Aug 1937–Mar 1938
8-Month
19.57"
(497.08mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Ties: 1991
Jul 1937–Mar 1938
9-Month
22.19"
(563.63mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Ties: 1943
Jun 1937–Mar 1938
10-Month
25.30"
(642.62mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
May 1937–Mar 1938
11-Month
27.63"
(701.80mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Ties: 1912
Apr 1937–Mar 1938
12-Month
30.31"
(769.87mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2016
Ties: 1922
Oct 1936–Mar 1938
18-Month
44.34"
(1,126.24mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1937 1918
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
Apr 1936–Mar 1938
24-Month
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1937 1955
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
Apr 1935–Mar 1938
36-Month
88.25"
(2,241.55mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1937 1955
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2020
Apr 1934–Mar 1938
48-Month
115.07"
(2,922.78mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-4.69"
(-119.12mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1937 1957
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1931 2019
Apr 1933–Mar 1938
60-Month
141.72"
(3,599.69mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-7.90"
(-200.66mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1937 1957
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1936 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/