Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1987
1-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1973
Ties: 1946
Feb–Mar 1987
2-Month
5.00"
(127.00mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1998
Ties: 1939
Jan–Mar 1987
3-Month
7.17"
(182.12mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.21"
(5.34mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1998
Dec 1986–Mar 1987
4-Month
9.17"
(232.92mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983, 1998
Nov 1986–Mar 1987
5-Month
12.11"
(307.59mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1986 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1983
Oct 1986–Mar 1987
6-Month
14.92"
(378.97mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1983
Ties: 1999
Sep 1986–Mar 1987
7-Month
18.51"
(470.15mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
2.32"
(58.92mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Aug 1986–Mar 1987
8-Month
21.33"
(541.78mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jul 1986–Mar 1987
9-Month
24.08"
(611.63mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
2.48"
(62.99mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1986–Mar 1987
10-Month
27.11"
(688.59mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Ties: 1907
May 1986–Mar 1987
11-Month
30.06"
(763.52mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Apr 1986–Mar 1987
12-Month
32.30"
(820.42mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.34"
(59.44mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2016
Oct 1985–Mar 1987
18-Month
46.73"
(1,186.94mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Apr 1985–Mar 1987
24-Month
62.52"
(1,588.01mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.60"
(66.04mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1955
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Apr 1984–Mar 1987
36-Month
93.71"
(2,380.23mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1983 1955
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2020
Apr 1983–Mar 1987
48-Month
126.22"
(3,205.99mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
6.46"
(164.09mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Apr 1982–Mar 1987
60-Month
160.96"
(4,088.38mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
11.34"
(288.03mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1986 1957
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/