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 May 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2005

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2005
1-Month
2.34"
(59.44mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.17"
(-4.31mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2004 1910
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1973
Ties: 1934
Feb–Mar 2005
2-Month
4.40"
(111.76mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.24"
(-6.10mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2002 1910
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1998
Jan–Mar 2005
3-Month
7.10"
(180.34mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2004 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1998
Dec 2004–Mar 2005
4-Month
9.28"
(235.71mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2004 1981
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983, 1998
Nov 2004–Mar 2005
5-Month
12.46"
(316.48mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2004 1977
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Oct 2004–Mar 2005
6-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983
Sep 2004–Mar 2005
7-Month
18.48"
(469.39mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Aug 2004–Mar 2005
8-Month
21.52"
(546.61mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jul 2004–Mar 2005
9-Month
24.57"
(624.08mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1974
Jun 2004–Mar 2005
10-Month
28.08"
(713.23mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
3.55"
(90.17mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
May 2004–Mar 2005
11-Month
31.42"
(798.07mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
3.99"
(101.35mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Apr 2004–Mar 2005
12-Month
33.92"
(861.57mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
3.96"
(100.59mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2016
Oct 2003–Mar 2005
18-Month
47.11"
(1,196.59mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2004 1918
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2003–Mar 2005
24-Month
64.48"
(1,637.79mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.56"
(115.82mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2004 1955
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2002–Mar 2005
36-Month
93.99"
(2,387.35mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
4.12"
(104.65mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2004 1955
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2001–Mar 2005
48-Month
122.30"
(3,106.42mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
2.54"
(64.52mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Apr 2000–Mar 2005
60-Month
150.45"
(3,821.43mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2020

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  • 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/