Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1978
1-Month
2.26"
(57.40mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1973
Feb–Mar 1978
2-Month
4.03"
(102.36mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Jan–Mar 1978
3-Month
7.21"
(183.13mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1910
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1998
Ties: 1951
Dec 1977–Mar 1978
4-Month
9.93"
(252.22mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1977 1981
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983, 1998
Nov 1977–Mar 1978
5-Month
12.79"
(324.87mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
1.26"
(32.01mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Oct 1977–Mar 1978
6-Month
14.98"
(380.49mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1983
Sep 1977–Mar 1978
7-Month
18.20"
(462.28mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
2.01"
(51.05mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1977–Mar 1978
8-Month
21.75"
(552.45mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jul 1977–Mar 1978
9-Month
24.31"
(617.47mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
2.71"
(68.83mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Jun 1977–Mar 1978
10-Month
26.80"
(680.72mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
May 1977–Mar 1978
11-Month
29.47"
(748.54mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
2.04"
(51.82mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Apr 1977–Mar 1978
12-Month
31.74"
(806.20mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.78"
(45.22mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2016
Oct 1976–Mar 1978
18-Month
42.56"
(1,081.02mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1974
Apr 1976–Mar 1978
24-Month
57.74"
(1,466.60mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1977 1955
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1998
Apr 1975–Mar 1978
36-Month
88.37"
(2,244.60mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1969 1955
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1998
Apr 1974–Mar 1978
48-Month
120.15"
(3,051.81mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1970 1957
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Apr 1973–Mar 1978
60-Month
154.13"
(3,914.90mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
4.51"
(114.55mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/