Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Minnesota

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
2.63"
(66.80mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1895
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1977
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
3.92"
(99.57mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
1.96"
(49.79mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
4.92"
(124.97mm)
2.74"
(69.60mm)
2.18"
(55.37mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1912
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1897
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
5.74"
(145.80mm)
3.56"
(90.42mm)
2.18"
(55.38mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1969
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
6.96"
(176.78mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1897
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
7.44"
(188.98mm)
6.77"
(171.96mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1963
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1971
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
10.73"
(272.54mm)
9.68"
(245.87mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1977 1953
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
14.92"
(378.97mm)
13.16"
(334.26mm)
1.76"
(44.71mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1901
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
16.76"
(425.70mm)
3.58"
(90.94mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1977 1968
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1901
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
23.99"
(609.35mm)
20.84"
(529.34mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2011
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
27.19"
(690.63mm)
23.94"
(608.08mm)
3.25"
(82.55mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2011
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
29.54"
(750.32mm)
25.98"
(659.89mm)
3.56"
(90.43mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1969
Ties: 1996
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
37.71"
(957.83mm)
32.77"
(832.36mm)
4.94"
(125.47mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1911
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2020
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
60.38"
(1,533.65mm)
51.96"
(1,319.78mm)
8.42"
(213.87mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1978 1924
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2020
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
77.06"
(1,957.32mm)
77.90"
(1,978.66mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1978 1935
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
103.95"
(2,640.33mm)
103.83"
(2,637.28mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1978 1937
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
130.13"
(3,305.30mm)
129.81"
(3,297.17mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/