Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1974
1-Month
2.63"
(66.80mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
Feb–Mar 1974
2-Month
4.31"
(109.47mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.33"
(-8.39mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1998
Ties: 1970, 2010
Jan–Mar 1974
3-Month
7.46"
(189.48mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1998
Dec 1973–Mar 1974
4-Month
10.55"
(267.97mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983, 1998
Nov 1973–Mar 1974
5-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Oct 1973–Mar 1974
6-Month
16.09"
(408.69mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
2.39"
(60.71mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1983
Sep 1973–Mar 1974
7-Month
19.55"
(496.57mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Aug 1973–Mar 1974
8-Month
21.61"
(548.89mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
2.79"
(70.86mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jul 1973–Mar 1974
9-Month
24.57"
(624.08mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Ties: 2005
Jun 1973–Mar 1974
10-Month
27.62"
(701.55mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
May 1973–Mar 1974
11-Month
30.65"
(778.51mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
3.22"
(81.79mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Apr 1973–Mar 1974
12-Month
33.98"
(863.09mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
4.02"
(102.11mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1973 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Oct 1972–Mar 1974
18-Month
51.24"
(1,301.50mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
7.56"
(192.03mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1973 1918
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1972–Mar 1974
24-Month
67.86"
(1,723.64mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
7.94"
(201.67mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1973 1955
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1971–Mar 1974
36-Month
97.97"
(2,488.44mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
8.10"
(205.74mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1973 1955
11th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1970–Mar 1974
48-Month
127.75"
(3,244.85mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
7.99"
(202.95mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 1969–Mar 1974
60-Month
157.65"
(4,004.31mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
8.03"
(203.96mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1973 1957
16th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/