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 2019

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2019
1-Month
2.24"
(56.90mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.27"
(-6.85mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1973
Ties: 1996
Feb–Mar 2019
2-Month
5.52"
(140.21mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2018 1910
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1998
Jan–Mar 2019
3-Month
8.08"
(205.23mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1910
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Ties: 1950, 2017
Dec 2018–Mar 2019
4-Month
11.33"
(287.78mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1981
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1983, 1998
Nov 2018–Mar 2019
5-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
2.51"
(63.76mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1983
Oct 2018–Mar 2019
6-Month
17.47"
(443.74mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
3.77"
(95.76mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Sep 2018–Mar 2019
7-Month
21.04"
(534.42mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
4.85"
(123.19mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 2018–Mar 2019
8-Month
24.02"
(610.11mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
5.20"
(132.08mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 2018–Mar 2019
9-Month
26.88"
(682.75mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
5.28"
(134.11mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 2018–Mar 2019
10-Month
30.04"
(763.02mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
5.51"
(139.96mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May 2018–Mar 2019
11-Month
33.06"
(839.72mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
5.63"
(143.00mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 2018–Mar 2019
12-Month
35.52"
(902.21mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
5.56"
(141.23mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Oct 2017–Mar 2019
18-Month
48.53"
(1,232.66mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
4.85"
(123.19mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1974
Apr 2017–Mar 2019
24-Month
66.95"
(1,700.53mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
7.03"
(178.56mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1955
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1998
Apr 2016–Mar 2019
36-Month
99.56"
(2,528.82mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.69"
(246.12mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2017 1955
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1998
Apr 2015–Mar 2019
48-Month
135.34"
(3,437.64mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
15.58"
(395.74mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 2014–Mar 2019
60-Month
165.90"
(4,213.86mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
16.28"
(413.51mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/