Climate at a Glance

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Upper Midwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
1.71"
(43.43mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1977
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
4.25"
(107.95mm)
2.74"
(69.60mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1951
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
5.84"
(148.34mm)
3.88"
(98.55mm)
1.96"
(49.79mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1897
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
7.16"
(181.86mm)
5.12"
(130.05mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2016
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
9.09"
(230.89mm)
6.95"
(176.53mm)
2.14"
(54.36mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Ties: 2004
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
10.37"
(263.40mm)
9.26"
(235.20mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1925
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
14.96"
(379.98mm)
12.64"
(321.06mm)
2.32"
(58.92mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2020
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
18.97"
(481.84mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
24.19"
(614.43mm)
19.78"
(502.41mm)
4.41"
(112.02mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2017
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
28.02"
(711.71mm)
23.81"
(604.77mm)
4.21"
(106.94mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
31.52"
(800.61mm)
27.20"
(690.88mm)
4.32"
(109.73mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
34.58"
(878.33mm)
29.70"
(754.38mm)
4.88"
(123.95mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
43.95"
(1,116.33mm)
38.98"
(990.09mm)
4.97"
(126.24mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1978 1964
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
66.66"
(1,693.16mm)
59.38"
(1,508.25mm)
7.28"
(184.91mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
87.53"
(2,223.26mm)
89.04"
(2,261.62mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1935
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
119.43"
(3,033.52mm)
118.67"
(3,014.22mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
149.57"
(3,799.08mm)
148.34"
(3,767.84mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 11, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/