Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1986
1-Month
1.98"
(50.29mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1973
Ties: 1930, 1955
Feb–Mar 1986
2-Month
4.80"
(121.92mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.16"
(4.06mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1998
Ties: 1900
Jan–Mar 1986
3-Month
6.25"
(158.75mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1998
Dec 1985–Mar 1986
4-Month
7.71"
(195.83mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983, 1998
Nov 1985–Mar 1986
5-Month
11.25"
(285.75mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983
Ties: 1990
Oct 1985–Mar 1986
6-Month
14.43"
(366.52mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983
Sep 1985–Mar 1986
7-Month
17.43"
(442.72mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
1.24"
(31.49mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1999
Aug 1985–Mar 1986
8-Month
20.36"
(517.14mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
1.54"
(39.11mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–Mar 1986
9-Month
23.08"
(586.23mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1985–Mar 1986
10-Month
25.70"
(652.78mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1980
May 1985–Mar 1986
11-Month
28.25"
(717.55mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1985 1918
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1972
Apr 1985–Mar 1986
12-Month
30.22"
(767.59mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Oct 1984–Mar 1986
18-Month
45.21"
(1,148.33mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1982 1918
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Apr 1984–Mar 1986
24-Month
61.41"
(1,559.81mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.49"
(37.84mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Ties: 1922, 1952
Apr 1983–Mar 1986
36-Month
93.92"
(2,385.57mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1983 1955
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Apr 1982–Mar 1986
48-Month
128.66"
(3,267.96mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
8.90"
(226.06mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Apr 1981–Mar 1986
60-Month
160.84"
(4,085.34mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
11.22"
(284.99mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/