Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2009

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2009
1-Month
2.70"
(68.58mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2008 1910
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1973
Feb–Mar 2009
2-Month
4.25"
(107.95mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2007 1910
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1998
Jan–Mar 2009
3-Month
5.85"
(148.59mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1998
Dec 2008–Mar 2009
4-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1983, 1998
Ties: 1954
Nov 2008–Mar 2009
5-Month
10.64"
(270.26mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1983
Oct 2008–Mar 2009
6-Month
12.82"
(325.63mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1983
Ties: 1968
Sep 2008–Mar 2009
7-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Aug 2008–Mar 2009
8-Month
18.55"
(471.17mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Ties: 1990
Jul 2008–Mar 2009
9-Month
21.35"
(542.29mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
74th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Ties: 1915, 2014
Jun 2008–Mar 2009
10-Month
24.35"
(618.49mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
76th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
May 2008–Mar 2009
11-Month
27.35"
(694.69mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2007 1918
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Apr 2008–Mar 2009
12-Month
29.89"
(759.21mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.07"
(-1.77mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2016
Oct 2007–Mar 2009
18-Month
44.18"
(1,122.17mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1918
64th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2020
Apr 2007–Mar 2009
24-Month
59.98"
(1,523.49mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2008 1955
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2006 2020
Apr 2006–Mar 2009
36-Month
89.65"
(2,277.11mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2008 1955
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2020
Apr 2005–Mar 2009
48-Month
119.07"
(3,024.38mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Apr 2004–Mar 2009
60-Month
152.99"
(3,885.95mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2006 1957
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/