Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1979
1-Month
2.99"
(75.95mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 1929
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 2005
Jul–Aug 1979
2-Month
6.29"
(159.77mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.89"
(22.61mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1915
Jun–Aug 1979
3-Month
8.83"
(224.28mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1978 1930
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1928
Ties: 2005
May–Aug 1979
4-Month
12.06"
(306.32mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1915
Apr–Aug 1979
5-Month
15.13"
(384.30mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2019
Mar–Aug 1979
6-Month
17.93"
(455.42mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1978 1936
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1905
Feb–Aug 1979
7-Month
20.53"
(521.46mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Jan–Aug 1979
8-Month
23.84"
(605.54mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
3.13"
(79.51mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1978–Aug 1979
9-Month
26.37"
(669.80mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
3.32"
(84.33mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1931
4th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Nov 1978–Aug 1979
10-Month
28.97"
(735.84mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
3.69"
(93.73mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 1978–Aug 1979
11-Month
30.08"
(764.03mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Sep 1978–Aug 1979
12-Month
32.52"
(826.01mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1978 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2019
Ties: 1912
Mar 1978–Aug 1979
18-Month
49.03"
(1,245.36mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
2.81"
(71.37mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1977–Aug 1979
24-Month
64.97"
(1,650.24mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Sep 1976–Aug 1979
36-Month
91.78"
(2,331.21mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Sep 1975–Aug 1979
48-Month
120.08"
(3,050.03mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Sep 1974–Aug 1979
60-Month
153.09"
(3,888.49mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published March 2021, retrieved on March 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/