Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1959
1-Month
2.14"
(54.36mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.37"
(-9.39mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1956 1910
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1973
Feb–Mar 1959
2-Month
4.49"
(114.05mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1956 1910
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Jan–Mar 1959
3-Month
6.68"
(169.67mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1998
Dec 1958–Mar 1959
4-Month
8.00"
(203.20mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1955 1981
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983, 1998
Nov 1958–Mar 1959
5-Month
10.21"
(259.33mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Oct 1958–Mar 1959
6-Month
11.74"
(298.20mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1940 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1983
Sep 1958–Mar 1959
7-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-1.63"
(-41.41mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Aug 1958–Mar 1959
8-Month
16.96"
(430.78mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.86"
(-47.25mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1958–Mar 1959
9-Month
20.82"
(528.83mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.78"
(-19.81mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jun 1958–Mar 1959
10-Month
24.02"
(610.11mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
May 1958–Mar 1959
11-Month
26.48"
(672.59mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.95"
(-24.13mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Apr 1958–Mar 1959
12-Month
29.53"
(750.06mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Ties: 2022
Oct 1957–Mar 1959
18-Month
45.19"
(1,147.83mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Apr 1957–Mar 1959
24-Month
64.06"
(1,627.12mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.14"
(105.15mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1958 1955
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Ties: 2018
Apr 1956–Mar 1959
36-Month
89.45"
(2,272.03mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1958 1955
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Apr 1955–Mar 1959
48-Month
118.01"
(2,997.45mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Apr 1954–Mar 1959
60-Month
143.86"
(3,654.04mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-5.76"
(-146.31mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/