Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of January 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1960
1-Month
2.83"
(71.88mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.21"
(5.33mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1929
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 1977
Ties: 1975
Jul–Aug 1960
2-Month
5.51"
(139.95mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1915
Jun–Aug 1960
3-Month
8.20"
(208.28mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1928
May–Aug 1960
4-Month
11.07"
(281.18mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1915
Apr–Aug 1960
5-Month
13.22"
(335.79mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Mar–Aug 1960
6-Month
15.34"
(389.64mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.92"
(-23.36mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 1905
Ties: 1895
Feb–Aug 1960
7-Month
17.93"
(455.42mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Jan–Aug 1960
8-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.52"
(-13.20mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2019
Dec 1959–Aug 1960
9-Month
22.41"
(569.21mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1959–Aug 1960
10-Month
24.13"
(612.90mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1985
Oct 1959–Aug 1960
11-Month
27.63"
(701.80mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1959–Aug 1960
12-Month
30.45"
(773.43mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Mar 1959–Aug 1960
18-Month
46.25"
(1,174.75mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1959 1931
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1958–Aug 1960
24-Month
58.67"
(1,490.22mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1957 1918
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Sep 1957–Aug 1960
36-Month
92.16"
(2,340.86mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1956–Aug 1960
48-Month
121.69"
(3,090.93mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Sep 1955–Aug 1960
60-Month
148.58"
(3,773.93mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-1.06"
(-26.93mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
72nd 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/