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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1962
1-Month
2.15"
(54.61mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
27th Driest
Driest since:
1910
102nd Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1937
Feb–Mar 1962
2-Month
4.70"
(119.38mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
71st Driest
Driest since:
1910
58th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Jan–Mar 1962
3-Month
6.91"
(175.51mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
68th Driest
Driest since:
1910
61st Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Ties: 1902, 1992
Dec 1961–Mar 1962
4-Month
9.60"
(243.84mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
83rd Driest
Driest since:
1981
45th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Nov 1961–Mar 1962
5-Month
12.19"
(309.63mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
93rd Driest
Driest since:
1977
35th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 1961–Mar 1962
6-Month
13.97"
(354.84mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
73rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
55th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 1961–Mar 1962
7-Month
16.91"
(429.51mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.72"
(18.28mm)
84th Driest
Driest since:
1918
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1961–Mar 1962
8-Month
19.53"
(496.06mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
84th Driest
Driest since:
1918
44th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1961–Mar 1962
9-Month
22.64"
(575.06mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
89th Driest
Driest since:
1918
39th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1961–Mar 1962
10-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
91st Driest
Driest since:
1918
37th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1961–Mar 1962
11-Month
28.44"
(722.38mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
85th Driest
Driest since:
1918
43rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1961–Mar 1962
12-Month
30.74"
(780.80mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.78"
(19.82mm)
76th Driest
Driest since:
1918
52nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1960–Mar 1962
18-Month
44.51"
(1,130.55mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
73rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
54th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1960–Mar 1962
24-Month
59.94"
(1,522.48mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
63rd Driest
Driest since:
1955
64th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1959–Mar 1962
36-Month
90.83"
(2,307.08mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
72nd Driest
Driest since:
1955
54th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1958–Mar 1962
48-Month
120.36"
(3,057.14mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1957
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1957–Mar 1962
60-Month
154.89"
(3,934.21mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
5.27"
(133.86mm)
96th Driest
Driest since:
1957
28th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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