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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2013

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2013
1-Month
1.72"
(43.69mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.79"
(-20.06mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1966 1910
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1973
Feb–Mar 2013
2-Month
3.74"
(95.00mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1988 1910
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1998
Jan–Mar 2013
3-Month
6.11"
(155.19mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 2009 1910
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1998
Dec 2012–Mar 2013
4-Month
8.99"
(228.35mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 2011 1981
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983, 1998
Ties: 2011
Nov 2012–Mar 2013
5-Month
10.31"
(261.87mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Oct 2012–Mar 2013
6-Month
12.54"
(318.52mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2000 1918
100th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1983
Sep 2012–Mar 2013
7-Month
14.88"
(377.95mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2000 1918
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Aug 2012–Mar 2013
8-Month
17.35"
(440.69mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2000 1918
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Jul 2012–Mar 2013
9-Month
19.86"
(504.44mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 2001 1918
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Ties: 1988
Jun 2012–Mar 2013
10-Month
22.10"
(561.34mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-2.43"
(-61.72mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
May 2012–Mar 2013
11-Month
24.60"
(624.84mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Apr 2012–Mar 2013
12-Month
26.83"
(681.48mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1981 1918
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2016
Oct 2011–Mar 2013
18-Month
40.51"
(1,028.95mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-3.17"
(-80.52mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 2001 1918
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2020
Apr 2011–Mar 2013
24-Month
57.20"
(1,452.88mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.72"
(-69.09mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2002 1955
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2020
Apr 2010–Mar 2013
36-Month
88.18"
(2,239.77mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-1.69"
(-42.93mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2003 1955
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2020
Apr 2009–Mar 2013
48-Month
121.56"
(3,087.62mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2009 1957
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2019
Apr 2008–Mar 2013
60-Month
151.45"
(3,846.83mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2005 1957
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/