Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1956
1-Month
2.21"
(56.13mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.41"
(-10.42mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1943 1929
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1977
Ties: 1924, 1936
Jul–Aug 1956
2-Month
4.99"
(126.75mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1954 1930
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1915
Jun–Aug 1956
3-Month
7.20"
(182.88mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1954 1930
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1928
May–Aug 1956
4-Month
9.80"
(248.92mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1954 1936
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1915
Apr–Aug 1956
5-Month
11.87"
(301.50mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-1.88"
(-47.75mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Mar–Aug 1956
6-Month
13.69"
(347.73mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-2.57"
(-65.27mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1905
Feb–Aug 1956
7-Month
16.31"
(414.27mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jan–Aug 1956
8-Month
18.58"
(471.93mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Dec 1955–Aug 1956
9-Month
20.82"
(528.83mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1954 1931
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Nov 1955–Aug 1956
10-Month
22.74"
(577.60mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-2.54"
(-64.51mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Oct 1955–Aug 1956
11-Month
24.78"
(629.41mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-2.67"
(-67.82mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1955–Aug 1956
12-Month
26.89"
(683.01mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-3.05"
(-77.47mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1954 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Mar 1955–Aug 1956
18-Month
42.41"
(1,077.21mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-3.81"
(-96.78mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1955 1931
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Sep 1954–Aug 1956
24-Month
54.16"
(1,375.66mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-5.76"
(-146.31mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1955 1918
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Sep 1953–Aug 1956
36-Month
79.77"
(2,026.16mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-10.09"
(-256.28mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1952–Aug 1956
48-Month
107.45"
(2,729.23mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-12.32"
(-312.93mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1951–Aug 1956
60-Month
137.54"
(3,493.52mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-12.10"
(-307.34mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/