Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1974
1-Month
3.43"
(87.12mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1973 1929
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1977
Ties: 1915
Jul–Aug 1974
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1973 1930
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1915
Ties: 1949, 1972, 1986, 1987
Jun–Aug 1974
3-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1973 1930
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1928
Ties: 1947
May–Aug 1974
4-Month
11.28"
(286.51mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1973 1936
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1915
Ties: 1902, 1944
Apr–Aug 1974
5-Month
13.83"
(351.28mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.08"
(2.03mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Ties: 1961, 1964
Mar–Aug 1974
6-Month
16.46"
(418.08mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1905
Feb–Aug 1974
7-Month
18.14"
(460.76mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jan–Aug 1974
8-Month
21.29"
(540.77mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.58"
(14.74mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Dec 1973–Aug 1974
9-Month
24.38"
(619.25mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
1.33"
(33.78mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1972 1931
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Nov 1973–Aug 1974
10-Month
27.55"
(699.77mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Oct 1973–Aug 1974
11-Month
29.92"
(759.97mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Sep 1973–Aug 1974
12-Month
33.38"
(847.85mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
3.44"
(87.37mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Mar 1973–Aug 1974
18-Month
51.81"
(1,315.97mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
5.59"
(141.98mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1973 1931
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Sep 1972–Aug 1974
24-Month
67.81"
(1,722.37mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
7.89"
(200.40mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1973 1918
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Sep 1971–Aug 1974
36-Month
98.74"
(2,508.00mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.88"
(225.56mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1970–Aug 1974
48-Month
128.64"
(3,267.46mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
8.87"
(225.30mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1973 1956
9th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1969–Aug 1974
60-Month
157.51"
(4,000.75mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
7.87"
(199.89mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1973 1934
15th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/