Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1970
1-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1964 1973
Feb–Mar 1970
2-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.33"
(-8.39mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1998
Ties: 1974, 2010
Jan–Mar 1970
3-Month
6.40"
(162.56mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1998
Ties: 1921
Dec 1969–Mar 1970
4-Month
9.34"
(237.24mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1968 1981
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983, 1998
Nov 1969–Mar 1970
5-Month
10.93"
(277.62mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Oct 1969–Mar 1970
6-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1983
Sep 1969–Mar 1970
7-Month
15.93"
(404.62mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Aug 1969–Mar 1970
8-Month
18.24"
(463.30mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jul 1969–Mar 1970
9-Month
21.33"
(541.78mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1928
Jun 1969–Mar 1970
10-Month
24.64"
(625.86mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.11"
(2.80mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1901
May 1969–Mar 1970
11-Month
27.30"
(693.42mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Apr 1969–Mar 1970
12-Month
29.90"
(759.46mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1918
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Oct 1968–Mar 1970
18-Month
44.74"
(1,136.40mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.06"
(26.93mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1969 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Apr 1968–Mar 1970
24-Month
61.61"
(1,564.89mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.69"
(42.92mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1955
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Apr 1967–Mar 1970
36-Month
91.53"
(2,324.86mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2020
Apr 1966–Mar 1970
48-Month
118.17"
(3,001.52mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2019
Apr 1965–Mar 1970
60-Month
147.62"
(3,749.55mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/