Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1951
1-Month
2.61"
(66.29mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1950 1929
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1977
Jul–Aug 1951
2-Month
5.46"
(138.68mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1948 1930
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1915
Ties: 1921
Jun–Aug 1951
3-Month
8.90"
(226.06mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1949 1930
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1928
May–Aug 1951
4-Month
11.27"
(286.26mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1940 1936
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1915
Ties: 1977
Apr–Aug 1951
5-Month
13.62"
(345.95mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Mar–Aug 1951
6-Month
16.22"
(411.99mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.04"
(-1.01mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1946 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1905
Ties: 1921
Feb–Aug 1951
7-Month
18.49"
(469.65mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jan–Aug 1951
8-Month
20.83"
(529.08mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1947 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Dec 1950–Aug 1951
9-Month
22.76"
(578.10mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1947 1931
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Nov 1950–Aug 1951
10-Month
24.86"
(631.44mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Oct 1950–Aug 1951
11-Month
26.76"
(679.70mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1950–Aug 1951
12-Month
29.45"
(748.03mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1944 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Mar 1950–Aug 1951
18-Month
46.11"
(1,171.19mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1931
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1949–Aug 1951
24-Month
60.13"
(1,527.30mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1944 1918
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2020
Sep 1948–Aug 1951
36-Month
91.33"
(2,319.78mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.47"
(37.34mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1946 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Ties: 1946
Sep 1947–Aug 1951
48-Month
121.90"
(3,096.26mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1947 1956
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1946–Aug 1951
60-Month
152.42"
(3,871.47mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Ties: 1948

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on May 6, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/