Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1942
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1941 1929
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1926 1977
Jul–Aug 1942
2-Month
5.68"
(144.27mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1940 1930
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1915
Jun–Aug 1942
3-Month
9.14"
(232.16mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1940 1930
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1928
May–Aug 1942
4-Month
12.30"
(312.42mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1915
Apr–Aug 1942
5-Month
15.14"
(384.56mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2019
Mar–Aug 1942
6-Month
17.60"
(447.04mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
1.34"
(34.04mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1936
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 1905
Feb–Aug 1942
7-Month
19.60"
(497.84mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Ties: 2003
Jan–Aug 1942
8-Month
21.18"
(537.97mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.47"
(11.94mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2019
Dec 1941–Aug 1942
9-Month
23.99"
(609.35mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1931
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2019
Ties: 1965
Nov 1941–Aug 1942
10-Month
25.71"
(653.03mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2019
Oct 1941–Aug 1942
11-Month
29.48"
(748.79mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
2.03"
(51.56mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Sep 1941–Aug 1942
12-Month
32.64"
(829.06mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
2.70"
(68.58mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1927 2019
Ties: 2005
Mar 1941–Aug 1942
18-Month
50.14"
(1,273.56mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
3.92"
(99.57mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1941 1931
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 2019
Sep 1940–Aug 1942
24-Month
63.51"
(1,613.15mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.59"
(91.18mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1941 1918
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 2020
Sep 1939–Aug 1942
36-Month
90.49"
(2,298.45mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.63"
(16.01mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Sep 1938–Aug 1942
48-Month
118.20"
(3,002.28mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2019
Sep 1937–Aug 1942
60-Month
149.67"
(3,801.62mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1930 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 11, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/