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 March 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1961
1-Month
2.62"
(66.55mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1958 1929
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1977
Ties: 1952
Jul–Aug 1961
2-Month
5.73"
(145.54mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1960 1930
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1915
Ties: 2014
Jun–Aug 1961
3-Month
8.65"
(219.71mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1960 1930
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1928
Ties: 1996, 2003
May–Aug 1961
4-Month
11.53"
(292.86mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1960 1936
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1915
Apr–Aug 1961
5-Month
13.83"
(351.28mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Ties: 1964, 1974
Mar–Aug 1961
6-Month
16.99"
(431.55mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.73"
(18.55mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1936
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1905
Feb–Aug 1961
7-Month
19.77"
(502.16mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.37"
(34.80mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jan–Aug 1961
8-Month
21.25"
(539.75mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Dec 1960–Aug 1961
9-Month
23.15"
(588.01mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1960 1931
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Nov 1960–Aug 1961
10-Month
25.20"
(640.08mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Oct 1960–Aug 1961
11-Month
27.60"
(701.04mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Sep 1960–Aug 1961
12-Month
29.81"
(757.17mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.13"
(-3.31mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Mar 1960–Aug 1961
18-Month
45.15"
(1,146.81mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1957 1931
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Sep 1959–Aug 1961
24-Month
60.26"
(1,530.60mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.34"
(8.63mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1960 1918
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2020
Sep 1958–Aug 1961
36-Month
88.48"
(2,247.39mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1956
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Sep 1957–Aug 1961
48-Month
121.97"
(3,098.04mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
2.20"
(55.88mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1960 1956
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Sep 1956–Aug 1961
60-Month
151.50"
(3,848.10mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1960 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/