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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1968

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1968
1-Month
2.16"
(54.86mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1910
100th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1954, 1965
Feb–Mar 1968
2-Month
3.64"
(92.46mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
8th Driest
Driest since:
1910
121st Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Jan–Mar 1968
3-Month
5.81"
(147.57mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1910
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Ties: 1934
Dec 1967–Mar 1968
4-Month
8.87"
(225.30mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
48th Driest
Driest since:
1981
80th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Nov 1967–Mar 1968
5-Month
10.48"
(266.19mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
24th Driest
Driest since:
1977
104th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1954
Oct 1967–Mar 1968
6-Month
12.82"
(325.63mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
33rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
95th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 2009
Sep 1967–Mar 1968
7-Month
15.31"
(388.87mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.88"
(-22.36mm)
38th Driest
Driest since:
1918
90th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1967–Mar 1968
8-Month
17.82"
(452.63mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
35th Driest
Driest since:
1918
93rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1967–Mar 1968
9-Month
20.71"
(526.03mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
37th Driest
Driest since:
1918
91st Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1967–Mar 1968
10-Month
24.29"
(616.97mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
50th Driest
Driest since:
1918
78th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1967–Mar 1968
11-Month
27.25"
(692.15mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
53rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
75th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Ties: 2003
Apr 1967–Mar 1968
12-Month
29.92"
(759.97mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
55th Driest
Driest since:
1918
73rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1966–Mar 1968
18-Month
41.63"
(1,057.40mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
28th Driest
Driest since:
1918
99th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1966–Mar 1968
24-Month
56.56"
(1,436.62mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-3.36"
(-85.35mm)
22nd Driest
Driest since:
1955
105th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1965–Mar 1968
36-Month
86.01"
(2,184.65mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-3.86"
(-98.05mm)
26th Driest
Driest since:
1955
100th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Ties: 1920
Apr 1964–Mar 1968
48-Month
116.11"
(2,949.19mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.65"
(-92.71mm)
31st Driest
Driest since:
1957
94th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1963–Mar 1968
60-Month
142.86"
(3,628.64mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-6.76"
(-171.71mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
1957
112th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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