Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1989
1-Month
2.91"
(73.91mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.40"
(10.16mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1973
Ties: 2011
Feb–Mar 1989
2-Month
4.92"
(124.97mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Jan–Mar 1989
3-Month
6.97"
(177.04mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1998
Ties: 1960
Dec 1988–Mar 1989
4-Month
8.66"
(219.96mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1988 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983, 1998
Ties: 1917
Nov 1988–Mar 1989
5-Month
11.83"
(300.48mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1988 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Oct 1988–Mar 1989
6-Month
13.26"
(336.80mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1983
Ties: 1909
Sep 1988–Mar 1989
7-Month
16.07"
(408.18mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Aug 1988–Mar 1989
8-Month
18.64"
(473.46mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jul 1988–Mar 1989
9-Month
21.34"
(542.04mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jun 1988–Mar 1989
10-Month
22.95"
(582.93mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-1.58"
(-40.13mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1988 1918
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
May 1988–Mar 1989
11-Month
25.02"
(635.51mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-2.41"
(-61.21mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Apr 1988–Mar 1989
12-Month
27.34"
(694.44mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-2.62"
(-66.54mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Oct 1987–Mar 1989
18-Month
39.44"
(1,001.78mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-4.24"
(-107.69mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1974
Apr 1987–Mar 1989
24-Month
54.71"
(1,389.63mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-5.21"
(-132.34mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1964 1955
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1998
Apr 1986–Mar 1989
36-Month
87.01"
(2,210.05mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-2.86"
(-72.65mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1955
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1998
Apr 1985–Mar 1989
48-Month
117.23"
(2,977.64mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-2.53"
(-64.26mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Apr 1984–Mar 1989
60-Month
148.42"
(3,769.87mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-1.20"
(-30.48mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/