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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1961
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
117th Driest
Driest since:
1910
12th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Feb–Mar 1961
2-Month
5.94"
(150.88mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
122nd Driest
Driest since:
1910
7th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Jan–Mar 1961
3-Month
7.42"
(188.47mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.46"
(11.69mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1910
35th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Dec 1960–Mar 1961
4-Month
9.32"
(236.73mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
67th Driest
Driest since:
1981
61st Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Ties: 1999
Nov 1960–Mar 1961
5-Month
11.37"
(288.80mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
65th Driest
Driest since:
1977
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 1960–Mar 1961
6-Month
13.77"
(349.76mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
69th Driest
Driest since:
1918
59th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 1960–Mar 1961
7-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.21"
(-5.34mm)
56th Driest
Driest since:
1918
72nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1960–Mar 1961
8-Month
18.81"
(477.77mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
63rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
65th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1960–Mar 1961
9-Month
21.49"
(545.85mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
60th Driest
Driest since:
1918
68th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1960–Mar 1961
10-Month
24.18"
(614.17mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
47th Driest
Driest since:
1918
81st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1960–Mar 1961
11-Month
27.05"
(687.07mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1918
80th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1960–Mar 1961
12-Month
29.20"
(741.68mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
39th Driest
Driest since:
1918
89th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1959–Mar 1961
18-Month
43.61"
(1,107.69mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-0.07"
(-1.78mm)
56th Driest
Driest since:
1918
71st Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1959–Mar 1961
24-Month
60.09"
(1,526.29mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
66th Driest
Driest since:
1955
61st Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1958–Mar 1961
36-Month
89.62"
(2,276.35mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
59th Driest
Driest since:
1955
67th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1957–Mar 1961
48-Month
124.15"
(3,153.41mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
4.39"
(111.51mm)
98th Driest
Driest since:
1957
27th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1956–Mar 1961
60-Month
149.54"
(3,798.32mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
61st Driest
Driest since:
1957
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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