Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1947
1-Month
2.27"
(57.66mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1941 1910
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1973
Ties: 1940
Feb–Mar 1947
2-Month
3.30"
(83.82mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-1.34"
(-34.04mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1998
Jan–Mar 1947
3-Month
5.73"
(145.54mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1931 1910
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1998
Dec 1946–Mar 1947
4-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-1.63"
(-41.40mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1931 1981
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983, 1998
Nov 1946–Mar 1947
5-Month
10.75"
(273.05mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1977
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Ties: 1944
Oct 1946–Mar 1947
6-Month
13.47"
(342.14mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983
Sep 1946–Mar 1947
7-Month
16.11"
(409.19mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1946–Mar 1947
8-Month
18.69"
(474.73mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1946–Mar 1947
9-Month
21.26"
(540.00mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1946–Mar 1947
10-Month
24.14"
(613.16mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
May 1946–Mar 1947
11-Month
27.89"
(708.41mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.46"
(11.69mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr 1946–Mar 1947
12-Month
29.55"
(750.57mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Oct 1945–Mar 1947
18-Month
43.76"
(1,111.50mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Apr 1945–Mar 1947
24-Month
62.18"
(1,579.37mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Apr 1944–Mar 1947
36-Month
92.90"
(2,359.66mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1946 1955
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Apr 1943–Mar 1947
48-Month
120.92"
(3,071.37mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Apr 1942–Mar 1947
60-Month
152.57"
(3,875.28mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
2.95"
(74.93mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/