Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of June 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 1998

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Driest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Wettest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1998
1-Month
3.23"
(82.04mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1991 1973
Feb–Mar 1998
2-Month
6.55"
(166.37mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
128th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Jan–Mar 1998
3-Month
9.91"
(251.71mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
2.95"
(74.93mm)
128th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1998
Dec 1997–Mar 1998
4-Month
12.22"
(310.39mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
127th Driest Driest since: 1997 1981
1st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983, 1998
Ties: 1983
Nov 1997–Mar 1998
5-Month
14.51"
(368.55mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
2.98"
(75.69mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 1997 1977
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Ties: 1973
Oct 1997–Mar 1998
6-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
3.33"
(84.58mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1997 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1983
Sep 1997–Mar 1998
7-Month
19.57"
(497.08mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
3.38"
(85.85mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Aug 1997–Mar 1998
8-Month
22.25"
(565.15mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Jul 1997–Mar 1998
9-Month
24.96"
(633.98mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
3.36"
(85.34mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Ties: 2016
Jun 1997–Mar 1998
10-Month
28.36"
(720.34mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
May 1997–Mar 1998
11-Month
31.14"
(790.96mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
3.71"
(94.24mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Apr 1997–Mar 1998
12-Month
34.13"
(866.90mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
4.17"
(105.92mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1996 1918
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2016
Oct 1996–Mar 1998
18-Month
50.55"
(1,283.97mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
6.87"
(174.50mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1997 1918
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Apr 1996–Mar 1998
24-Month
68.52"
(1,740.41mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
8.60"
(218.44mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1997 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1995–Mar 1998
36-Month
100.39"
(2,549.91mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
10.52"
(267.21mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1997 1955
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 1994–Mar 1998
48-Month
132.03"
(3,353.56mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 1993–Mar 1998
60-Month
163.17"
(4,144.52mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
13.55"
(344.17mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published July 2022, retrieved on August 8, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/