Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1940
1-Month
2.27"
(57.66mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1973
Ties: 1947
Feb–Mar 1940
2-Month
5.25"
(133.35mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1998
Jan–Mar 1940
3-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1935 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Dec 1939–Mar 1940
4-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1935 1981
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983, 1998
Ties: 1898
Nov 1939–Mar 1940
5-Month
10.05"
(255.27mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1934 1977
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Oct 1939–Mar 1940
6-Month
11.65"
(295.91mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1934 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1983
Sep 1939–Mar 1940
7-Month
13.27"
(337.06mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-2.92"
(-74.17mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Ties: 1977
Aug 1939–Mar 1940
8-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-2.84"
(-72.14mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jul 1939–Mar 1940
9-Month
18.34"
(465.84mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-3.26"
(-82.80mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Jun 1939–Mar 1940
10-Month
21.66"
(550.16mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1934 1918
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
May 1939–Mar 1940
11-Month
23.86"
(606.04mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-3.57"
(-90.68mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Apr 1939–Mar 1940
12-Month
26.02"
(660.91mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.94"
(-100.07mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2016
Oct 1938–Mar 1940
18-Month
38.53"
(978.66mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-5.15"
(-130.81mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1935 1918
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1974
Apr 1938–Mar 1940
24-Month
55.43"
(1,407.92mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-4.49"
(-114.05mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1935 1955
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Apr 1937–Mar 1940
36-Month
85.74"
(2,177.80mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-4.13"
(-104.90mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1937 1955
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 1998
Apr 1936–Mar 1940
48-Month
113.44"
(2,881.38mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-6.32"
(-160.52mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1937 1957
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019
Apr 1935–Mar 1940
60-Month
143.68"
(3,649.47mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-5.94"
(-150.88mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1938 1957
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/