Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1948
1-Month
2.24"
(56.90mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1943 1929
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1977
Jul–Aug 1948
2-Month
5.30"
(134.62mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1947 1930
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1915
Ties: 1991
Jun–Aug 1948
3-Month
8.53"
(216.66mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1947 1930
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1928
Ties: 1994
May–Aug 1948
4-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1944 1936
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1915
Apr–Aug 1948
5-Month
13.84"
(351.54mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Ties: 1949
Mar–Aug 1948
6-Month
16.84"
(427.74mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.58"
(14.74mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1947 1936
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1905
Feb–Aug 1948
7-Month
19.38"
(492.25mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1981, 2008
Jan–Aug 1948
8-Month
21.36"
(542.54mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 1919
Dec 1947–Aug 1948
9-Month
23.35"
(593.09mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Nov 1947–Aug 1948
10-Month
26.13"
(663.70mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.85"
(21.59mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Oct 1947–Aug 1948
11-Month
28.41"
(721.61mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Sep 1947–Aug 1948
12-Month
30.57"
(776.48mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Mar 1947–Aug 1948
18-Month
47.25"
(1,200.15mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
1.03"
(26.16mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Sep 1946–Aug 1948
24-Month
61.09"
(1,551.69mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.17"
(29.72mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1945 1918
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2020
Sep 1945–Aug 1948
36-Month
92.18"
(2,341.37mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.32"
(58.93mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1956
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Sep 1944–Aug 1948
48-Month
123.30"
(3,131.82mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
3.53"
(89.66mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Sep 1943–Aug 1948
60-Month
152.42"
(3,871.47mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Ties: 1951

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/