Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2004
1-Month
2.01"
(51.05mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
113th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1973
Feb–Mar 2004
2-Month
4.46"
(113.28mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.18"
(-4.58mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1910
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1998
Ties: 1896, 1942, 1976
Jan–Mar 2004
3-Month
6.43"
(163.32mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2003 1910
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1998
Ties: 1914
Dec 2003–Mar 2004
4-Month
8.81"
(223.77mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2002 1981
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983, 1998
Ties: 2018
Nov 2003–Mar 2004
5-Month
11.36"
(288.54mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2003 1977
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1983
Oct 2003–Mar 2004
6-Month
13.19"
(335.03mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 1983
Ties: 1901
Sep 2003–Mar 2004
7-Month
16.01"
(406.65mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.18"
(-4.58mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Aug 2003–Mar 2004
8-Month
18.57"
(471.68mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Ties: 1929
Jul 2003–Mar 2004
9-Month
21.21"
(538.73mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.39"
(-9.91mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Jun 2003–Mar 2004
10-Month
24.66"
(626.36mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
May 2003–Mar 2004
11-Month
27.93"
(709.42mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Apr 2003–Mar 2004
12-Month
30.56"
(776.22mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2016
Ties: 2015
Oct 2002–Mar 2004
18-Month
44.89"
(1,140.21mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2002–Mar 2004
24-Month
60.07"
(1,525.78mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2003 1955
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2001–Mar 2004
36-Month
88.38"
(2,244.85mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
-1.49"
(-37.85mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2003 1955
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Apr 2000–Mar 2004
48-Month
116.53"
(2,959.86mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2003 1957
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Apr 1999–Mar 2004
60-Month
144.46"
(3,669.28mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
-5.16"
(-131.07mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
104th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/