Climate at a Glance

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Northern Rockies and Plains Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
1.37"
(34.80mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1987
Ties: 1912, 1940, 1949
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
2.30"
(58.42mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1978 1926
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1987
Ties: 1950
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1978 1941
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1897
Ties: 1902
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
4.30"
(109.22mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1907
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
5.54"
(140.72mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1978 1955
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1897
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
5.95"
(151.13mm)
5.90"
(149.86mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 1966
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1999
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
7.93"
(201.42mm)
7.48"
(189.99mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1988
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1947
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
9.71"
(246.63mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
0.47"
(11.93mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1907
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
12.54"
(318.52mm)
11.31"
(287.27mm)
1.23"
(31.25mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1916
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
14.60"
(370.84mm)
14.26"
(362.20mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1977 2013
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1916
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
18.83"
(478.28mm)
16.87"
(428.50mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1977 1937
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1916
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
21.13"
(536.70mm)
18.62"
(472.95mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1916
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
27.81"
(706.37mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1916
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
41.57"
(1,055.88mm)
37.23"
(945.64mm)
4.34"
(110.24mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1978 1935
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2012
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
57.32"
(1,455.93mm)
55.80"
(1,417.32mm)
1.52"
(38.61mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2011
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
77.38"
(1,965.45mm)
74.36"
(1,888.74mm)
3.02"
(76.71mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2012
Ties: 1969
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
93.85"
(2,383.79mm)
92.93"
(2,360.42mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1978 1938
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/