Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1988
1-Month
2.04"
(51.82mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.47"
(-11.93mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1973
Feb–Mar 1988
2-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-1.08"
(-27.44mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1967 1910
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Jan–Mar 1988
3-Month
5.53"
(140.46mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1981 1910
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Dec 1987–Mar 1988
4-Month
8.40"
(213.36mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1981
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983, 1998
Nov 1987–Mar 1988
5-Month
10.95"
(278.13mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1981 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Ties: 2006
Oct 1987–Mar 1988
6-Month
12.10"
(307.34mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-1.60"
(-40.64mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Sep 1987–Mar 1988
7-Month
14.29"
(362.97mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-1.90"
(-48.26mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1987–Mar 1988
8-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.79"
(-45.47mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1987–Mar 1988
9-Month
19.86"
(504.44mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 2013
Jun 1987–Mar 1988
10-Month
22.67"
(575.82mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-1.86"
(-47.24mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Ties: 1963
May 1987–Mar 1988
11-Month
25.91"
(658.11mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Apr 1987–Mar 1988
12-Month
27.37"
(695.20mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.59"
(-65.78mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2016
Oct 1986–Mar 1988
18-Month
42.29"
(1,074.17mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Apr 1986–Mar 1988
24-Month
59.67"
(1,515.62mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Ties: 1944
Apr 1985–Mar 1988
36-Month
89.89"
(2,283.21mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1982 1955
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Ties: 1899
Apr 1984–Mar 1988
48-Month
121.08"
(3,075.43mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Apr 1983–Mar 1988
60-Month
153.59"
(3,901.19mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
3.97"
(100.84mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/