Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1896
1-Month
2.00"
(50.80mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1929
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1977
Ties: 1976
Jul–Aug 1896
2-Month
5.22"
(132.59mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.18"
(-4.57mm)
38th Driest Driest to Date 1930
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1915
Jun–Aug 1896
3-Month
7.86"
(199.64mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
29th Driest Driest to Date 1930
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1928
May–Aug 1896
4-Month
10.82"
(274.83mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
36th Driest Driest to Date 1936
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1895 1915
Ties: 1985
Apr–Aug 1896
5-Month
13.41"
(340.61mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.34"
(-8.64mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
86th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar–Aug 1896
6-Month
15.82"
(401.83mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1936
84th Wettest Wettest to Date 1905
Feb–Aug 1896
7-Month
17.87"
(453.90mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
84th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1977
Jan–Aug 1896
8-Month
20.27"
(514.86mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
81st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1895–Aug 1896
9-Month
22.80"
(579.12mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
52nd Driest Driest to Date 1931
74th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1895–Aug 1896
10-Month
25.09"
(637.29mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
50th Driest Driest to Date 1934
76th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1895–Aug 1896
11-Month
26.17"
(664.72mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
32nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
94th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1895–Aug 1896
12-Month
27.75"
(704.85mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-2.19"
(-55.63mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1934
105th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar 1895–Aug 1896
18-Month
43.09"
(1,094.49mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-3.13"
(-79.50mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1931
106th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Ties: 1937

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/