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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1982

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1982
1-Month
2.51"
(63.75mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
74th Driest
Driest since:
1910
55th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1957, 1992, 2021
Feb–Mar 1982
2-Month
4.74"
(120.40mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
77th Driest
Driest since:
1910
52nd Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Jan–Mar 1982
3-Month
7.58"
(192.53mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
101st Driest
Driest since:
1910
28th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Dec 1981–Mar 1982
4-Month
9.99"
(253.75mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
101st Driest
Driest since:
1981
27th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Ties: 1965
Nov 1981–Mar 1982
5-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
88th Driest
Driest since:
1977
40th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1906
Oct 1981–Mar 1982
6-Month
15.10"
(383.54mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
105th Driest
Driest since:
1918
23rd Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 1981–Mar 1982
7-Month
17.18"
(436.37mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1918
34th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1981–Mar 1982
8-Month
19.94"
(506.48mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
94th Driest
Driest since:
1918
34th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1981–Mar 1982
9-Month
23.03"
(584.96mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
99th Driest
Driest since:
1918
29th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1981–Mar 1982
10-Month
26.44"
(671.58mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
1.91"
(48.52mm)
105th Driest
Driest since:
1918
23rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1981–Mar 1982
11-Month
29.99"
(761.75mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
111th Driest
Driest since:
1918
17th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1981–Mar 1982
12-Month
32.18"
(817.37mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
2.22"
(56.39mm)
107th Driest
Driest since:
1918
21st Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1980–Mar 1982
18-Month
42.74"
(1,085.60mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-0.94"
(-23.87mm)
44th Driest
Driest since:
1918
83rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1980–Mar 1982
24-Month
57.85"
(1,469.39mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.07"
(-52.58mm)
34th Driest
Driest since:
1955
93rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1979–Mar 1982
36-Month
89.85"
(2,282.19mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
63rd Driest
Driest since:
1955
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1978–Mar 1982
48-Month
121.49"
(3,085.85mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
1.73"
(43.95mm)
75th Driest
Driest since:
1957
50th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1977–Mar 1982
60-Month
153.23"
(3,892.04mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
84th Driest
Driest since:
1957
40th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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