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 August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2012
1-Month
2.87"
(72.90mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.36"
(9.15mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2010 1910
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1973
Feb–Mar 2012
2-Month
4.72"
(119.89mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2010 1910
54th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1998
Ties: 1936, 1950
Jan–Mar 2012
3-Month
6.81"
(172.97mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2011 1910
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1998
Ties: 1908
Dec 2011–Mar 2012
4-Month
9.07"
(230.38mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2011 1981
71st Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983, 1998
Nov 2011–Mar 2012
5-Month
11.54"
(293.12mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2011 1977
56th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Oct 2011–Mar 2012
6-Month
13.68"
(347.47mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2011 1918
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1983
Sep 2011–Mar 2012
7-Month
16.16"
(410.46mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.03"
(-0.77mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2011 1918
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Aug 2011–Mar 2012
8-Month
18.50"
(469.90mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2011 1918
77th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Jul 2011–Mar 2012
9-Month
20.94"
(531.88mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
88th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jun 2011–Mar 2012
10-Month
23.52"
(597.41mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
May 2011–Mar 2012
11-Month
26.95"
(684.53mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 2006 1918
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Apr 2011–Mar 2012
12-Month
30.37"
(771.40mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2009 1918
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2016
Oct 2010–Mar 2012
18-Month
43.55"
(1,106.17mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2007 1918
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Apr 2010–Mar 2012
24-Month
61.35"
(1,558.29mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2009 1955
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Apr 2009–Mar 2012
36-Month
94.73"
(2,406.14mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
4.86"
(123.44mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2011 1955
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Apr 2008–Mar 2012
48-Month
124.62"
(3,165.35mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
4.86"
(123.45mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2011 1957
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Apr 2007–Mar 2012
60-Month
154.71"
(3,929.63mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
5.09"
(129.28mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2011 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 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/