Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
1.69"
(42.93mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Ties: 1926
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Ties: 1903, 2010
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
4.55"
(115.57mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1977 1972
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1905
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
6.60"
(167.64mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
2.45"
(62.23mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Ties: 2005
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
9.07"
(230.38mm)
5.04"
(128.02mm)
4.03"
(102.36mm)
127th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1979
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
10.25"
(260.35mm)
6.16"
(156.46mm)
4.09"
(103.89mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1978 1904
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
11.36"
(288.54mm)
7.54"
(191.52mm)
3.82"
(97.02mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 2002
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2005
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
12.73"
(323.34mm)
9.55"
(242.57mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
13.72"
(348.49mm)
11.42"
(290.07mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
14.67"
(372.62mm)
12.35"
(313.69mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
16.21"
(411.73mm)
13.47"
(342.14mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1993
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
17.18"
(436.37mm)
14.55"
(369.57mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1978 2021
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1942
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
24.82"
(630.43mm)
20.72"
(526.29mm)
4.10"
(104.14mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1942
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
33.28"
(845.31mm)
29.05"
(737.87mm)
4.23"
(107.44mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1978 2022
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1942
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
44.59"
(1,132.59mm)
43.55"
(1,106.17mm)
1.04"
(26.42mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1978 2004
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1987
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
56.84"
(1,443.74mm)
58.01"
(1,473.45mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1987
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
70.23"
(1,783.84mm)
72.48"
(1,840.99mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 6, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/