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


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, March 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2021
1-Month
2.52"
(64.01mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2019 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1973
Ties: 1921, 2008
Feb–Mar 2021
2-Month
4.55"
(115.57mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Jan–Mar 2021
3-Month
6.64"
(168.66mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1998
Dec 2020–Mar 2021
4-Month
8.69"
(220.73mm)
9.30"
(236.22mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2015 1981
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983, 1998
Ties: 1954, 2009
Nov 2020–Mar 2021
5-Month
10.63"
(270.00mm)
11.53"
(292.86mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Oct 2020–Mar 2021
6-Month
12.81"
(325.37mm)
13.70"
(347.98mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2014 1918
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 1983
Sep 2020–Mar 2021
7-Month
15.25"
(387.35mm)
16.19"
(411.23mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Aug 2020–Mar 2021
8-Month
17.67"
(448.82mm)
18.82"
(478.03mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
95th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jul 2020–Mar 2021
9-Month
20.61"
(523.49mm)
21.60"
(548.64mm)
-0.99"
(-25.15mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
94th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Jun 2020–Mar 2021
10-Month
23.34"
(592.84mm)
24.53"
(623.06mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
May 2020–Mar 2021
11-Month
26.43"
(671.32mm)
27.43"
(696.72mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
90th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Apr 2020–Mar 2021
12-Month
28.95"
(735.33mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2013 1918
91st Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2016
Oct 2019–Mar 2021
18-Month
44.72"
(1,135.89mm)
43.68"
(1,109.47mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2015 1918
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2019–Mar 2021
24-Month
63.76"
(1,619.50mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2015 1955
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2018–Mar 2021
36-Month
99.27"
(2,521.46mm)
89.87"
(2,282.70mm)
9.40"
(238.76mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2017 1955
8th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020
Apr 2017–Mar 2021
48-Month
130.72"
(3,320.29mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
10.96"
(278.39mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2019
Apr 2016–Mar 2021
60-Month
163.33"
(4,148.58mm)
149.62"
(3,800.35mm)
13.71"
(348.23mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2020 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 18, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/