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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2021
1-Month
2.53"
(64.26mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2019 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1973
Feb–Mar 2021
2-Month
4.56"
(115.82mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.08"
(-2.04mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Ties: 2000
Jan–Mar 2021
3-Month
6.65"
(168.91mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Dec 2020–Mar 2021
4-Month
8.71"
(221.23mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983, 1998
Ties: 1994
Nov 2020–Mar 2021
5-Month
10.65"
(270.51mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Ties: 1905
Oct 2020–Mar 2021
6-Month
12.83"
(325.88mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Ties: 2015
Sep 2020–Mar 2021
7-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.93"
(-23.63mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Ties: 2006
Aug 2020–Mar 2021
8-Month
17.69"
(449.33mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.13"
(-28.70mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jul 2020–Mar 2021
9-Month
20.63"
(524.00mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jun 2020–Mar 2021
10-Month
23.36"
(593.34mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
May 2020–Mar 2021
11-Month
26.45"
(671.83mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.98"
(-24.89mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Apr 2020–Mar 2021
12-Month
28.97"
(735.84mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.99"
(-25.14mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2016
Oct 2019–Mar 2021
18-Month
44.71"
(1,135.63mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2019–Mar 2021
24-Month
63.75"
(1,619.25mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2018–Mar 2021
36-Month
99.26"
(2,521.20mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.39"
(238.50mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2017 1955
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2017–Mar 2021
48-Month
130.71"
(3,320.03mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.95"
(278.13mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Apr 2016–Mar 2021
60-Month
163.32"
(4,148.33mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

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