Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1997
1-Month
2.44"
(61.98mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1996 1910
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1973
Ties: 2000
Feb–Mar 1997
2-Month
4.83"
(122.68mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1996 1910
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1998
Ties: 1929, 1992
Jan–Mar 1997
3-Month
7.64"
(194.06mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.68"
(17.28mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1996 1910
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1998
Dec 1996–Mar 1997
4-Month
10.93"
(277.62mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1996 1981
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1983, 1998
Nov 1996–Mar 1997
5-Month
13.93"
(353.82mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
2.40"
(60.96mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1983
Oct 1996–Mar 1997
6-Month
16.42"
(417.07mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
2.72"
(69.09mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Sep 1996–Mar 1997
7-Month
19.86"
(504.44mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
3.67"
(93.21mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Aug 1996–Mar 1997
8-Month
22.52"
(572.01mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jul 1996–Mar 1997
9-Month
25.64"
(651.26mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
4.04"
(102.62mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1996–Mar 1997
10-Month
28.51"
(724.15mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
3.98"
(101.09mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Ties: 2016
May 1996–Mar 1997
11-Month
31.83"
(808.48mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
4.40"
(111.76mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Apr 1996–Mar 1997
12-Month
34.39"
(873.51mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
4.43"
(112.53mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2016
Oct 1995–Mar 1997
18-Month
48.59"
(1,234.19mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
4.91"
(124.72mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1974
Apr 1995–Mar 1997
24-Month
66.26"
(1,683.00mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
6.34"
(161.03mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1955
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1998
Apr 1994–Mar 1997
36-Month
97.90"
(2,486.66mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
8.03"
(203.96mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1996 1955
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1998
Apr 1993–Mar 1997
48-Month
129.04"
(3,277.62mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
9.28"
(235.72mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Apr 1992–Mar 1997
60-Month
161.62"
(4,105.15mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
12.00"
(304.80mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/