Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1946
1-Month
2.58"
(65.53mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1943 1929
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1977
Jul–Aug 1946
2-Month
5.15"
(130.81mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1943 1930
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1915
Jun–Aug 1946
3-Month
8.03"
(203.96mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1943 1930
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1928
May–Aug 1946
4-Month
11.78"
(299.21mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1944 1936
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1915
Ties: 1920
Apr–Aug 1946
5-Month
13.44"
(341.38mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1904, 1929
Mar–Aug 1946
6-Month
16.11"
(409.19mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1905
Feb–Aug 1946
7-Month
18.17"
(461.52mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jan–Aug 1946
8-Month
20.71"
(526.03mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Dec 1945–Aug 1946
9-Month
23.41"
(594.61mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1943 1931
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Nov 1945–Aug 1946
10-Month
25.65"
(651.51mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Oct 1945–Aug 1946
11-Month
27.65"
(702.31mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Sep 1945–Aug 1946
12-Month
31.09"
(789.69mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1992
Mar 1945–Aug 1946
18-Month
49.19"
(1,249.43mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1931
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Sep 1944–Aug 1946
24-Month
62.21"
(1,580.13mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Sep 1943–Aug 1946
36-Month
91.33"
(2,319.78mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1945 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2019
Ties: 1951
Sep 1942–Aug 1946
48-Month
121.32"
(3,081.53mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Sep 1941–Aug 1946
60-Month
153.96"
(3,910.58mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
4.32"
(109.72mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1945 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/