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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2018
1-Month
2.47"
(62.74mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
Ties: 1933, 1949, 1963
Feb–Mar 2018
2-Month
5.35"
(135.89mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2017 1910
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Ties: 1919
Jan–Mar 2018
3-Month
7.20"
(182.88mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2016 1910
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Ties: 2008
Dec 2017–Mar 2018
4-Month
8.79"
(223.27mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983, 1998
Nov 2017–Mar 2018
5-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2015 1977
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Ties: 2015
Oct 2017–Mar 2018
6-Month
13.01"
(330.45mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1983
Sep 2017–Mar 2018
7-Month
15.28"
(388.11mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Aug 2017–Mar 2018
8-Month
18.70"
(474.98mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jul 2017–Mar 2018
9-Month
21.50"
(546.10mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
66th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Jun 2017–Mar 2018
10-Month
24.57"
(624.08mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
May 2017–Mar 2018
11-Month
27.93"
(709.42mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2019
Ties: 2004
Apr 2017–Mar 2018
12-Month
31.43"
(798.32mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2016
Oct 2016–Mar 2018
18-Month
46.37"
(1,177.80mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
2.69"
(68.33mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1974
Ties: 1942
Apr 2016–Mar 2018
24-Month
64.04"
(1,626.62mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.12"
(104.65mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Apr 2015–Mar 2018
36-Month
99.82"
(2,535.43mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.95"
(252.73mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2017 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Apr 2014–Mar 2018
48-Month
130.38"
(3,311.65mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.62"
(269.75mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Apr 2013–Mar 2018
60-Month
161.32"
(4,097.53mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
11.70"
(297.18mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2019, retrieved on August 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/