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 August 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2017

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2017
1-Month
2.59"
(65.79mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.08"
(2.04mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1973
Ties: 1927, 2002
Feb–Mar 2017
2-Month
4.84"
(122.94mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1998
Jan–Mar 2017
3-Month
8.08"
(205.23mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2016 1910
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Ties: 1950, 2019
Dec 2016–Mar 2017
4-Month
10.80"
(274.32mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983, 1998
Nov 2016–Mar 2017
5-Month
12.55"
(318.77mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Oct 2016–Mar 2017
6-Month
14.94"
(379.48mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Sep 2016–Mar 2017
7-Month
17.67"
(448.82mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Ties: 1932
Aug 2016–Mar 2017
8-Month
21.14"
(536.96mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jul 2016–Mar 2017
9-Month
24.06"
(611.12mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
2.46"
(62.48mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Jun 2016–Mar 2017
10-Month
26.54"
(674.12mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
2.01"
(51.06mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
May 2016–Mar 2017
11-Month
29.61"
(752.09mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2019
Apr 2016–Mar 2017
12-Month
32.61"
(828.29mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
15th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Oct 2015–Mar 2017
18-Month
49.81"
(1,265.17mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2016 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1974
Apr 2015–Mar 2017
24-Month
68.39"
(1,737.11mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
8.47"
(215.14mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2016 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Apr 2014–Mar 2017
36-Month
98.95"
(2,513.33mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.08"
(230.63mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2016 1955
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1998
Apr 2013–Mar 2017
48-Month
129.89"
(3,299.21mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.13"
(257.31mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Apr 2012–Mar 2017
60-Month
156.72"
(3,980.69mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
7.10"
(180.34mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/