Spring Precipitation Averages for Every State

The map here shows how the amount of rain and snowfall per month in spring compares across the American states. Below the map are the data it's based on.

Plus there's a ranking of states in spring from wettest to driest.

State-wide averages of monthly precipitation in spring range from a high of 5.94 inches (151 millimetres) in Hawaii to a low of 0.77 inches (20 millimetres) in Arizona. For the entire United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, the average amount of moisture falling as rain and snow is 2.68 inches (68 millimetres).

The precipitation totals are averages for the months of March, April and May. These are based on data collected by weather stations throughout each state during the years 1971 to 2000 and made available by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center of the United States.

Map of USA state average precipitation in spring

How much precipitation each state in the US gets on average in a month during spring is listed below in inches and millimeters. The states are also ranked from the wettest state in spring at number 1, to the driest state at number 50.

Average monthly precipitation for each state in spring.
State Inches Milli­metres Rank
Alabama 5.371363
Alaska 1.152947
Arizona 0.772050
Arkansas 4.991276
California 1.934940
Colorado 1.564042
Connecticut 4.351108
Delaware 4.0110216
Florida 3.639224
Georgia 4.1610610
Hawaii 5.941511
Idaho 1.754441
Illinois 3.799622
Indiana 3.9410017
Iowa 3.258330
Kansas 3.007631
Kentucky 4.611177
Louisiana 5.221334
Maine 3.498927
Maryland 3.9310018
Massachusetts 4.0610314
Michigan 2.626734
Minnesota 2.195638
Mississippi 5.771472
Missouri 4.1210513
State Inches Milli­metres Rank
Montana 1.513843
Nebraska 2.606635
Nevada 0.962448
New Hampshire 3.549025
New Jersey 4.1310512
New Mexico 0.822149
New York 3.418728
North Carolina 4.1410511
North Dakota 1.503844
Ohio 3.539026
Oklahoma 3.849820
Oregon 2.335937
Pennsylvania 3.679323
Rhode Island 4.231079
South Carolina 3.839721
South Dakota 2.175539
Tennessee 5.151315
Texas 2.506436
Utah 1.162946
Vermont 3.408629
Virginia 3.919919
Washington 2.907432
West Virginia 4.0610314
Wisconsin 2.736933
Wyoming 1.423645
State Precipitation
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