Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of October 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2000 1910
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1973
Ties: 1917, 1985, 2018
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
5.05"
(128.27mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2002 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
6.38"
(162.05mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.58"
(-14.73mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2002 1910
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
9.38"
(238.25mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983, 1998
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
11.32"
(287.53mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Ties: 2007
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
14.33"
(363.98mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.86"
(21.84mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1972
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
19.45"
(494.03mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
22.05"
(560.07mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
24.61"
(625.09mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
27.25"
(692.15mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Ties: 1968
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
29.51"
(749.55mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
42.24"
(1,072.90mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-1.44"
(-36.57mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
57.82"
(1,468.63mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1955
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
85.97"
(2,183.64mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-3.90"
(-99.06mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 2002 1955
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
113.90"
(2,893.06mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-5.86"
(-148.84mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1967 1957
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
145.12"
(3,686.05mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-4.50"
(-114.30mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Ties: 1900

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/