Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1948
1-Month
3.00"
(76.20mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1973
Feb–Mar 1948
2-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1998
Jan–Mar 1948
3-Month
7.52"
(191.01mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1998
Dec 1947–Mar 1948
4-Month
9.51"
(241.55mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1947 1981
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1983, 1998
Ties: 1902
Nov 1947–Mar 1948
5-Month
12.29"
(312.17mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1947 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1983
Oct 1947–Mar 1948
6-Month
14.57"
(370.08mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
0.87"
(22.10mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1983
Sep 1947–Mar 1948
7-Month
16.73"
(424.94mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1947–Mar 1948
8-Month
19.12"
(485.65mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1947–Mar 1948
9-Month
21.11"
(536.19mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1947–Mar 1948
10-Month
24.94"
(633.48mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1992, 1996
May 1947–Mar 1948
11-Month
28.13"
(714.50mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1909
Apr 1947–Mar 1948
12-Month
31.14"
(790.96mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.18"
(29.98mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Ties: 1994
Oct 1946–Mar 1948
18-Month
44.61"
(1,133.09mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1947 1918
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1974
Apr 1946–Mar 1948
24-Month
60.69"
(1,541.53mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1945 1955
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1998
Apr 1945–Mar 1948
36-Month
93.32"
(2,370.33mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1955
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1998
Apr 1944–Mar 1948
48-Month
124.04"
(3,150.62mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
4.28"
(108.72mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1947 1957
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Apr 1943–Mar 1948
60-Month
152.06"
(3,862.32mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
2.44"
(61.97mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 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/