Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, March 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2018
1-Month
0.67"
(17.02mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2016 1956
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1905
Ties: 2004, 2011
Feb–Mar 2018
2-Month
1.61"
(40.89mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
-0.54"
(-13.72mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2016 1972
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1905
Jan–Mar 2018
3-Month
2.17"
(55.12mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2016 1972
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1905
Ties: 1933
Dec 2017–Mar 2018
4-Month
2.41"
(61.21mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1993
Nov 2017–Mar 2018
5-Month
2.68"
(68.07mm)
5.04"
(128.02mm)
-2.36"
(-59.95mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1979
Oct 2017–Mar 2018
6-Month
3.26"
(82.80mm)
6.16"
(156.46mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1904
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
Sep 2017–Mar 2018
7-Month
4.91"
(124.71mm)
7.54"
(191.52mm)
-2.63"
(-66.81mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 2002 2002
120th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2005
Aug 2017–Mar 2018
8-Month
6.79"
(172.47mm)
9.55"
(242.57mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2002 1904
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
Jul 2017–Mar 2018
9-Month
9.36"
(237.74mm)
11.42"
(290.07mm)
-2.06"
(-52.33mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 2013 1904
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
Jun 2017–Mar 2018
10-Month
9.85"
(250.19mm)
12.35"
(313.69mm)
-2.50"
(-63.50mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 2013 1925
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1973
May 2017–Mar 2018
11-Month
10.99"
(279.15mm)
13.47"
(342.14mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2013 1925
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1993
Apr 2017–Mar 2018
12-Month
12.09"
(307.09mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
-2.46"
(-62.48mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2013 1925
101st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1942
Oct 2016–Mar 2018
18-Month
19.37"
(492.00mm)
20.72"
(526.29mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2014 1957
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1942
Apr 2016–Mar 2018
24-Month
28.01"
(711.45mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2014 1957
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1942
Apr 2015–Mar 2018
36-Month
45.03"
(1,143.76mm)
43.55"
(1,106.17mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2015 2004
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1987
Apr 2014–Mar 2018
48-Month
60.21"
(1,529.33mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2016 1957
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 1987
Apr 2013–Mar 2018
60-Month
74.40"
(1,889.76mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2017 1957
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/