Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1949
1-Month
2.49"
(63.25mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1948 1929
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1977
Jul–Aug 1949
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1948 1930
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1915
Ties: 1972, 1974, 1986, 1987
Jun–Aug 1949
3-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1948 1930
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1928
Ties: 1965, 1968, 2009
May–Aug 1949
4-Month
11.75"
(298.45mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1948 1936
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1915
Apr–Aug 1949
5-Month
13.84"
(351.54mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Ties: 1948
Mar–Aug 1949
6-Month
16.31"
(414.27mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1946 1936
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1905
Ties: 1953
Feb–Aug 1949
7-Month
18.71"
(475.23mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Ties: 1907
Jan–Aug 1949
8-Month
21.87"
(555.50mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Ties: 2004
Dec 1948–Aug 1949
9-Month
24.46"
(621.28mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Nov 1948–Aug 1949
10-Month
27.85"
(707.39mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Oct 1948–Aug 1949
11-Month
29.39"
(746.51mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Sep 1948–Aug 1949
12-Month
31.20"
(792.48mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Mar 1948–Aug 1949
18-Month
48.04"
(1,220.22mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
1.82"
(46.23mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1948 1931
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2019
Sep 1947–Aug 1949
24-Month
61.77"
(1,568.96mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.85"
(46.99mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1918
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2020
Sep 1946–Aug 1949
36-Month
92.29"
(2,344.17mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.43"
(61.73mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1948 1956
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Sep 1945–Aug 1949
48-Month
123.38"
(3,133.85mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
3.61"
(91.69mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1956
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2019
Sep 1944–Aug 1949
60-Month
154.50"
(3,924.30mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
4.86"
(123.44mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/