Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1970
1-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1969 1929
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1977
Ties: 1983
Jul–Aug 1970
2-Month
4.78"
(121.41mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
Ties: 2011
Jun–Aug 1970
3-Month
7.55"
(191.77mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1956 1930
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1928
May–Aug 1970
4-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1966 1936
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
Apr–Aug 1970
5-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.81"
(-20.57mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1911
Mar–Aug 1970
6-Month
15.62"
(396.75mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.64"
(-16.25mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1966 1936
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1905
Feb–Aug 1970
7-Month
17.25"
(438.15mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jan–Aug 1970
8-Month
19.34"
(491.24mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-1.37"
(-34.79mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 2000
Dec 1969–Aug 1970
9-Month
22.28"
(565.91mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1966 1931
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Nov 1969–Aug 1970
10-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1966 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1959
Oct 1969–Aug 1970
11-Month
26.57"
(674.88mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1969–Aug 1970
12-Month
28.87"
(733.30mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1967 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Mar 1969–Aug 1970
18-Month
44.73"
(1,136.14mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-1.49"
(-37.85mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1967 1931
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1968–Aug 1970
24-Month
59.99"
(1,523.75mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.07"
(1.78mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2020
Sep 1967–Aug 1970
36-Month
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.00"
(0.00mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Sep 1966–Aug 1970
48-Month
118.62"
(3,012.95mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Sep 1965–Aug 1970
60-Month
146.56"
(3,722.62mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-3.08"
(-78.24mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/