Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1973
1-Month
2.06"
(52.32mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.56"
(-14.23mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1962 1929
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1977
Ties: 1925, 1938
Jul–Aug 1973
2-Month
5.02"
(127.51mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1915
Ties: 1963
Jun–Aug 1973
3-Month
8.07"
(204.98mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1970 1930
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1928
Ties: 1978
May–Aug 1973
4-Month
11.10"
(281.94mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1970 1936
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1915
Ties: 1999
Apr–Aug 1973
5-Month
14.43"
(366.52mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2019
Mar–Aug 1973
6-Month
18.43"
(468.12mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 1905
Feb–Aug 1973
7-Month
20.39"
(517.91mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Jan–Aug 1973
8-Month
22.87"
(580.90mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
2.16"
(54.87mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Dec 1972–Aug 1973
9-Month
25.89"
(657.61mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
2.84"
(72.14mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 2016
Nov 1972–Aug 1973
10-Month
28.94"
(735.08mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
3.66"
(92.97mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1972–Aug 1973
11-Month
31.69"
(804.93mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
4.24"
(107.70mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1972–Aug 1973
12-Month
34.43"
(874.52mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
4.49"
(114.04mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Mar 1972–Aug 1973
18-Month
50.44"
(1,281.18mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
4.22"
(107.19mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1971–Aug 1973
24-Month
65.36"
(1,660.14mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
5.44"
(138.17mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1918
10th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Sep 1970–Aug 1973
36-Month
95.26"
(2,419.60mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2019
Sep 1969–Aug 1973
48-Month
124.13"
(3,152.90mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
4.36"
(110.74mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Sep 1968–Aug 1973
60-Month
155.25"
(3,943.35mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
5.61"
(142.49mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2020, retrieved on November 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/