Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1971
1-Month
2.75"
(69.85mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.13"
(3.30mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1929
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1977
Jul–Aug 1971
2-Month
5.75"
(146.05mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.35"
(8.89mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1915
Ties: 1916
Jun–Aug 1971
3-Month
8.28"
(210.31mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1928
Ties: 1902, 1937, 1944
May–Aug 1971
4-Month
11.20"
(284.48mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-0.03"
(-0.76mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1915
Apr–Aug 1971
5-Month
13.06"
(331.72mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.69"
(-17.53mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Mar–Aug 1971
6-Month
15.14"
(384.56mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-1.12"
(-28.44mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1936
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1905
Feb–Aug 1971
7-Month
17.51"
(444.75mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Jan–Aug 1971
8-Month
19.54"
(496.32mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-1.17"
(-29.71mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Dec 1970–Aug 1971
9-Month
21.76"
(552.70mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1966 1931
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Nov 1970–Aug 1971
10-Month
23.96"
(608.58mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1939
Oct 1970–Aug 1971
11-Month
26.84"
(681.74mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1970–Aug 1971
12-Month
29.90"
(759.46mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Mar 1970–Aug 1971
18-Month
45.52"
(1,156.21mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-0.70"
(-17.78mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1970 1931
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2019
Sep 1969–Aug 1971
24-Month
58.77"
(1,492.76mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1918
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Sep 1968–Aug 1971
36-Month
89.89"
(2,283.21mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.03"
(0.77mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Sep 1967–Aug 1971
48-Month
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2019
Sep 1966–Aug 1971
60-Month
148.52"
(3,772.41mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 12, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/