Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1947
1-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1943 1929
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1977
Jul–Aug 1947
2-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1934 1930
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1915
Jun–Aug 1947
3-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1946 1930
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1928
Ties: 1974
May–Aug 1947
4-Month
11.40"
(289.56mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1944 1936
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1915
Apr–Aug 1947
5-Month
14.41"
(366.01mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1990
Mar–Aug 1947
6-Month
16.68"
(423.67mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1936
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1905
Ties: 1898
Feb–Aug 1947
7-Month
17.71"
(449.83mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Jan–Aug 1947
8-Month
20.14"
(511.56mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.57"
(-14.47mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1972
Dec 1946–Aug 1947
9-Month
22.08"
(560.83mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1931
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1946–Aug 1947
10-Month
25.16"
(639.06mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Oct 1946–Aug 1947
11-Month
27.88"
(708.15mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Sep 1946–Aug 1947
12-Month
30.52"
(775.21mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Mar 1946–Aug 1947
18-Month
46.63"
(1,184.40mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Sep 1945–Aug 1947
24-Month
61.61"
(1,564.89mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.69"
(42.92mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Sep 1944–Aug 1947
36-Month
92.73"
(2,355.34mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1946 1956
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Sep 1943–Aug 1947
48-Month
121.85"
(3,094.99mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1946 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Sep 1942–Aug 1947
60-Month
151.84"
(3,856.74mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/