Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1959
1-Month
2.76"
(70.10mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1958 1929
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1977
Ties: 1981
Jul–Aug 1959
2-Month
5.70"
(144.78mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1915
Jun–Aug 1959
3-Month
8.32"
(211.33mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1928
May–Aug 1959
4-Month
11.52"
(292.61mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.29"
(7.37mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1915
Apr–Aug 1959
5-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar–Aug 1959
6-Month
15.80"
(401.32mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Feb–Aug 1959
7-Month
18.15"
(461.01mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan–Aug 1959
8-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.37"
(-9.39mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1958–Aug 1959
9-Month
21.66"
(550.16mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1956 1931
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1958–Aug 1959
10-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1970
Oct 1958–Aug 1959
11-Month
25.40"
(645.16mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1958–Aug 1959
12-Month
28.22"
(716.79mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar 1958–Aug 1959
18-Month
45.85"
(1,164.59mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1957–Aug 1959
24-Month
61.71"
(1,567.43mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2020
Ties: 1980
Sep 1956–Aug 1959
36-Month
91.24"
(2,317.50mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.38"
(35.06mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Sep 1955–Aug 1959
48-Month
118.13"
(3,000.50mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-1.64"
(-41.66mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Sep 1954–Aug 1959
60-Month
145.40"
(3,693.16mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-4.24"
(-107.70mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019

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/