Climate at a Glance

Regional 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 September 2019. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Northern Rockies and Plains Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, March 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2016
1-Month
1.29"
(32.77mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
0.14"
(3.56mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2015 1911
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1987
Ties: 1927, 1980, 2011
Feb–Mar 2016
2-Month
2.01"
(51.05mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2015 1926
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1987
Ties: 1932
Jan–Mar 2016
3-Month
2.62"
(66.55mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2015 1941
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1897
Ties: 1910, 2012
Dec 2015–Mar 2016
4-Month
3.89"
(98.81mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2015 1931
44th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1907
Ties: 1996
Nov 2015–Mar 2016
5-Month
5.10"
(129.54mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1897
Ties: 1956
Oct 2015–Mar 2016
6-Month
6.44"
(163.58mm)
5.90"
(149.86mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2015 1966
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1999
Ties: 1984
Sep 2015–Mar 2016
7-Month
7.85"
(199.39mm)
7.48"
(189.99mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1988
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1947
Aug 2015–Mar 2016
8-Month
9.61"
(244.09mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
0.37"
(9.39mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1907
Ties: 1917, 1950
Jul 2015–Mar 2016
9-Month
11.96"
(303.78mm)
11.31"
(287.27mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2015 2013
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1916
Jun 2015–Mar 2016
10-Month
14.89"
(378.21mm)
14.26"
(362.20mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2013 2013
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1916
May 2015–Mar 2016
11-Month
19.12"
(485.65mm)
16.87"
(428.50mm)
2.25"
(57.15mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1916
Apr 2015–Mar 2016
12-Month
20.48"
(520.19mm)
18.62"
(472.95mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1916
Oct 2014–Mar 2016
18-Month
25.37"
(644.40mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1916
Apr 2014–Mar 2016
24-Month
40.01"
(1,016.25mm)
37.23"
(945.64mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2014 1935
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2012
Apr 2013–Mar 2016
36-Month
62.08"
(1,576.83mm)
55.80"
(1,417.32mm)
6.28"
(159.51mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1937
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2011
Apr 2012–Mar 2016
48-Month
76.04"
(1,931.42mm)
74.36"
(1,888.74mm)
1.68"
(42.68mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 2008 1937
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2012
Apr 2011–Mar 2016
60-Month
97.29"
(2,471.17mm)
92.93"
(2,360.42mm)
4.36"
(110.75mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2009 1938
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2012

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/