Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1980
1-Month
2.57"
(65.28mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1976 1929
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1977
Ties: 1988
Jul–Aug 1980
2-Month
4.54"
(115.32mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.86"
(-21.84mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1957 1930
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Ties: 1913
Jun–Aug 1980
3-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-1.47"
(-37.34mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1930
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1928
May–Aug 1980
4-Month
9.94"
(252.48mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-1.29"
(-32.76mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1956 1936
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Apr–Aug 1980
5-Month
12.32"
(312.93mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-1.43"
(-36.32mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1956 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Mar–Aug 1980
6-Month
15.71"
(399.03mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1976 1936
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1905
Feb–Aug 1980
7-Month
17.63"
(447.80mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jan–Aug 1980
8-Month
20.28"
(515.11mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.43"
(-10.92mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1979–Aug 1980
9-Month
22.14"
(562.36mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.91"
(-23.11mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Nov 1979–Aug 1980
10-Month
24.48"
(621.79mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Oct 1979–Aug 1980
11-Month
26.68"
(677.67mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Sep 1979–Aug 1980
12-Month
29.19"
(741.43mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-0.75"
(-19.05mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Mar 1979–Aug 1980
18-Month
47.12"
(1,196.85mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Sep 1978–Aug 1980
24-Month
61.71"
(1,567.43mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.79"
(45.46mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1978 1918
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2020
Ties: 1959
Sep 1977–Aug 1980
36-Month
94.16"
(2,391.66mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
4.30"
(109.22mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1979 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Sep 1976–Aug 1980
48-Month
120.97"
(3,072.64mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1979 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2019
Sep 1975–Aug 1980
60-Month
149.27"
(3,791.46mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/