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 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2018
1-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
60th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
Ties: 1917, 1985, 2003
Feb–Mar 2018
2-Month
5.37"
(136.40mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2017 1910
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Jan–Mar 2018
3-Month
7.22"
(183.39mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2016 1910
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Dec 2017–Mar 2018
4-Month
8.81"
(223.77mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983, 1998
Ties: 2004
Nov 2017–Mar 2018
5-Month
10.43"
(264.92mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Oct 2017–Mar 2018
6-Month
13.03"
(330.96mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Ties: 1936
Sep 2017–Mar 2018
7-Month
15.30"
(388.62mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Aug 2017–Mar 2018
8-Month
18.72"
(475.49mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jul 2017–Mar 2018
9-Month
21.52"
(546.61mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jun 2017–Mar 2018
10-Month
24.59"
(624.59mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
May 2017–Mar 2018
11-Month
27.95"
(709.93mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Apr 2017–Mar 2018
12-Month
31.45"
(798.83mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.49"
(37.85mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Oct 2016–Mar 2018
18-Month
46.39"
(1,178.31mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Apr 2016–Mar 2018
24-Month
64.06"
(1,627.12mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.14"
(105.15mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2020
Ties: 1959
Apr 2015–Mar 2018
36-Month
99.84"
(2,535.94mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.97"
(253.24mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2017 1955
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2020
Apr 2014–Mar 2018
48-Month
130.40"
(3,312.16mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.64"
(270.26mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Apr 2013–Mar 2018
60-Month
161.34"
(4,098.04mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
11.72"
(297.69mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/