Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1981
1-Month
2.76"
(70.10mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.14"
(3.55mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1980 1929
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1977
Ties: 1959
Jul–Aug 1981
2-Month
5.85"
(148.59mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1915
Ties: 2008
Jun–Aug 1981
3-Month
9.26"
(235.20mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.94"
(23.87mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1928
May–Aug 1981
4-Month
12.81"
(325.37mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1928 1915
Apr–Aug 1981
5-Month
15.00"
(381.00mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
1.25"
(31.75mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Mar–Aug 1981
6-Month
17.21"
(437.13mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1980 1936
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1905
Ties: 2013
Feb–Aug 1981
7-Month
19.38"
(492.25mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Ties: 1948, 2008
Jan–Aug 1981
8-Month
20.36"
(517.14mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1980–Aug 1981
9-Month
21.93"
(557.02mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Nov 1980–Aug 1981
10-Month
23.69"
(601.73mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Oct 1980–Aug 1981
11-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-1.89"
(-48.01mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Sep 1980–Aug 1981
12-Month
28.35"
(720.09mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Mar 1980–Aug 1981
18-Month
44.06"
(1,119.12mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-2.16"
(-54.87mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1977 1931
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Sep 1979–Aug 1981
24-Month
57.54"
(1,461.52mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.38"
(-60.45mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Sep 1978–Aug 1981
36-Month
90.06"
(2,287.52mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Sep 1977–Aug 1981
48-Month
122.51"
(3,111.75mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019
Sep 1976–Aug 1981
60-Month
149.32"
(3,792.73mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
65th 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 24, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/