Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1986
1-Month
2.82"
(71.63mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1984 1929
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1977
Jul–Aug 1986
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1984 1930
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1915
Ties: 1949, 1972, 1974, 1987
Jun–Aug 1986
3-Month
8.60"
(218.44mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1985 1930
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1928
Ties: 1977, 1998
May–Aug 1986
4-Month
11.55"
(293.37mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1915
Apr–Aug 1986
5-Month
13.79"
(350.27mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1998
Mar–Aug 1986
6-Month
15.77"
(400.56mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.49"
(-12.44mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1905
Feb–Aug 1986
7-Month
18.59"
(472.19mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1902
Jan–Aug 1986
8-Month
20.04"
(509.02mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.67"
(-17.01mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1902
Dec 1985–Aug 1986
9-Month
21.50"
(546.10mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1985 1931
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1985–Aug 1986
10-Month
25.04"
(636.02mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1968
Oct 1985–Aug 1986
11-Month
28.22"
(716.79mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1985–Aug 1986
12-Month
31.22"
(792.99mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Mar 1985–Aug 1986
18-Month
46.49"
(1,180.85mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1981 1931
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Sep 1984–Aug 1986
24-Month
60.91"
(1,547.11mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1982 1918
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2020
Ties: 2014
Sep 1983–Aug 1986
36-Month
93.64"
(2,378.46mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
3.78"
(96.02mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Ties: 1996
Sep 1982–Aug 1986
48-Month
127.70"
(3,243.58mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
7.93"
(201.42mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Sep 1981–Aug 1986
60-Month
159.63"
(4,054.60mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
9.99"
(253.74mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 6, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/