Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1949
1-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1973
Ties: 1933, 1963
Feb–Mar 1949
2-Month
4.87"
(123.70mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.23"
(5.84mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1947 1910
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1998
Ties: 1951
Jan–Mar 1949
3-Month
8.03"
(203.96mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1948 1910
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1998
Dec 1948–Mar 1949
4-Month
10.62"
(269.75mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1983, 1998
Nov 1948–Mar 1949
5-Month
14.01"
(355.85mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
2.48"
(62.99mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1983
Oct 1948–Mar 1949
6-Month
15.55"
(394.97mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1983
Sep 1948–Mar 1949
7-Month
17.36"
(440.94mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
1.17"
(29.71mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Aug 1948–Mar 1949
8-Month
19.60"
(497.84mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jul 1948–Mar 1949
9-Month
22.66"
(575.56mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
1.06"
(26.92mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jun 1948–Mar 1949
10-Month
25.89"
(657.61mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
1.36"
(34.55mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
May 1948–Mar 1949
11-Month
28.66"
(727.96mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1992
Apr 1948–Mar 1949
12-Month
31.20"
(792.48mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2016
Oct 1947–Mar 1949
18-Month
45.77"
(1,162.56mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Apr 1947–Mar 1949
24-Month
62.34"
(1,583.44mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1948 1955
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Apr 1946–Mar 1949
36-Month
91.89"
(2,334.01mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1946 1955
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Apr 1945–Mar 1949
48-Month
124.52"
(3,162.81mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
4.76"
(120.91mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Apr 1944–Mar 1949
60-Month
155.24"
(3,943.10mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
5.62"
(142.75mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1948 1957
25th 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 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/