Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Arizona

Precipitation Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1959, 1972
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
2.75"
(69.85mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
5.79"
(147.07mm)
3.41"
(86.61mm)
2.38"
(60.46mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
8.84"
(224.54mm)
4.59"
(116.59mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1999
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
11.98"
(304.29mm)
5.44"
(138.18mm)
6.54"
(166.11mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
13.52"
(343.41mm)
6.32"
(160.53mm)
7.20"
(182.88mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
14.19"
(360.43mm)
7.51"
(190.75mm)
6.68"
(169.68mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1941
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
15.50"
(393.70mm)
9.59"
(243.59mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
16.64"
(422.66mm)
11.40"
(289.56mm)
5.24"
(133.10mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
16.77"
(425.96mm)
11.68"
(296.67mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1993
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
17.28"
(438.91mm)
12.02"
(305.31mm)
5.26"
(133.60mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1993
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
17.84"
(453.14mm)
12.61"
(320.29mm)
5.23"
(132.85mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1993
Ties: 1973
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
28.36"
(720.34mm)
18.92"
(480.57mm)
9.44"
(239.77mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1900
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
34.58"
(878.33mm)
25.16"
(639.06mm)
9.42"
(239.27mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1903
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1993
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
45.56"
(1,157.22mm)
37.72"
(958.09mm)
7.84"
(199.13mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1993
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
55.56"
(1,411.22mm)
50.21"
(1,275.33mm)
5.35"
(135.89mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1908
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
66.60"
(1,691.64mm)
62.77"
(1,594.36mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 21, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/