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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1955
1-Month
1.98"
(50.29mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1910
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1930, 1986
Feb–Mar 1955
2-Month
4.20"
(106.68mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
32nd Driest
Driest since:
1910
97th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Ties: 1963
Jan–Mar 1955
3-Month
5.89"
(149.61mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.07"
(-27.17mm)
15th Driest
Driest since:
1910
114th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Dec 1954–Mar 1955
4-Month
7.89"
(200.41mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1981
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Nov 1954–Mar 1955
5-Month
9.43"
(239.52mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-2.10"
(-53.34mm)
7th Driest
Driest since:
1977
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 1954–Mar 1955
6-Month
11.78"
(299.21mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
13th Driest
Driest since:
1918
115th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 1954–Mar 1955
7-Month
13.73"
(348.74mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-2.46"
(-62.49mm)
8th Driest
Driest since:
1918
120th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1954–Mar 1955
8-Month
16.25"
(412.75mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1918
119th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1954–Mar 1955
9-Month
18.26"
(463.80mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-3.34"
(-84.84mm)
5th Driest
Driest since:
1918
123rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1954–Mar 1955
10-Month
20.76"
(527.30mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-3.77"
(-95.76mm)
6th Driest
Driest since:
1918
122nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1954–Mar 1955
11-Month
23.45"
(595.63mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-3.98"
(-101.09mm)
5th Driest
Driest since:
1918
123rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1954–Mar 1955
12-Month
25.85"
(656.59mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-4.11"
(-104.39mm)
5th Driest
Driest since:
1918
123rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1953–Mar 1955
18-Month
37.84"
(961.14mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-5.84"
(-148.33mm)
2nd Driest
Driest since:
1918
125th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1953–Mar 1955
24-Month
53.04"
(1,347.22mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-6.88"
(-174.75mm)
1st Driest
Driest since:
1955
126th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1952–Mar 1955
36-Month
79.32"
(2,014.73mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-10.55"
(-267.97mm)
1st Driest
Driest since:
1955
125th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1951–Mar 1955
48-Month
110.73"
(2,812.54mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-9.03"
(-229.36mm)
4th Driest
Driest since:
1957
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1950–Mar 1955
60-Month
140.73"
(3,574.54mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-8.89"
(-225.81mm)
7th Driest
Driest since:
1957
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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