Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1973
Ties: 1909
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.26"
(-6.61mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
5.36"
(136.14mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
6.93"
(176.02mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-2.37"
(-60.20mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1981
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983, 1998
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-2.84"
(-72.13mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
10.56"
(268.22mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-3.14"
(-79.76mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1983
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
13.35"
(339.09mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-2.84"
(-72.14mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
17.89"
(454.41mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-3.71"
(-94.23mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
20.20"
(513.08mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-4.33"
(-109.98mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
23.29"
(591.57mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-4.14"
(-105.15mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1931 1918
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
25.67"
(652.02mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-4.29"
(-108.96mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2016
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
40.03"
(1,016.76mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1974
Ties: 1919
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
57.67"
(1,464.82mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1977 1955
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
89.31"
(2,268.47mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1998
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
121.05"
(3,074.67mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.29"
(32.77mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
147.05"
(3,735.07mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/