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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1985
1-Month
2.48"
(62.99mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
69th Driest
Driest since:
1910
60th Wettest
Wettest since:
1973
Ties: 1917, 2003, 2018
Feb–Mar 1985
2-Month
4.58"
(116.33mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
66th Driest
Driest since:
1910
63rd Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Jan–Mar 1985
3-Month
6.00"
(152.40mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.96"
(-24.38mm)
21st Driest
Driest since:
1910
108th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Dec 1984–Mar 1985
4-Month
8.49"
(215.65mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
29th Driest
Driest since:
1981
99th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983, 1998
Nov 1984–Mar 1985
5-Month
11.34"
(288.04mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
62nd Driest
Driest since:
1977
66th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 1984–Mar 1985
6-Month
14.99"
(380.75mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
1.29"
(32.77mm)
103rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
25th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 1984–Mar 1985
7-Month
16.90"
(429.26mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
0.71"
(18.03mm)
83rd Driest
Driest since:
1918
45th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Aug 1984–Mar 1985
8-Month
19.33"
(490.98mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
79th Driest
Driest since:
1918
49th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jul 1984–Mar 1985
9-Month
22.16"
(562.86mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
80th Driest
Driest since:
1918
48th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Jun 1984–Mar 1985
10-Month
25.09"
(637.29mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.56"
(14.23mm)
79th Driest
Driest since:
1918
49th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
May 1984–Mar 1985
11-Month
28.24"
(717.30mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
79th Driest
Driest since:
1918
49th Wettest
Wettest since:
2019
Apr 1984–Mar 1985
12-Month
31.19"
(792.23mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
1.23"
(31.25mm)
89th Driest
Driest since:
1918
39th Wettest
Wettest since:
2016
Oct 1983–Mar 1985
18-Month
47.37"
(1,203.20mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
3.69"
(93.73mm)
113th Driest
Driest since:
1918
14th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1983–Mar 1985
24-Month
63.70"
(1,617.98mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.78"
(96.01mm)
105th Driest
Driest since:
1955
22nd Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1982–Mar 1985
36-Month
98.44"
(2,500.38mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
8.57"
(217.68mm)
116th Driest
Driest since:
1955
10th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020
Apr 1981–Mar 1985
48-Month
130.62"
(3,317.75mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.86"
(275.85mm)
119th Driest
Driest since:
1957
6th Wettest
Wettest to Date
2019
Apr 1980–Mar 1985
60-Month
156.29"
(3,969.77mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
6.67"
(169.42mm)
104th Driest
Driest since:
1957
20th Wettest
Wettest since:
2020

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