Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1987
1-Month
2.74"
(69.60mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1984 1929
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1977
Ties: 1955
Jul–Aug 1987
2-Month
5.57"
(141.48mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.17"
(4.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1986 1930
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1915
Ties: 1949, 1972, 1974, 1986
Jun–Aug 1987
3-Month
8.38"
(212.85mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.06"
(1.52mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1985 1930
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1928
May–Aug 1987
4-Month
11.62"
(295.15mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.39"
(9.91mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1986 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1915
Ties: 1972
Apr–Aug 1987
5-Month
13.08"
(332.23mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1901
Mar–Aug 1987
6-Month
15.75"
(400.05mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1985 1936
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1905
Feb–Aug 1987
7-Month
18.08"
(459.23mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Ties: 1999
Jan–Aug 1987
8-Month
20.25"
(514.35mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-0.46"
(-11.68mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1986 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1986–Aug 1987
9-Month
22.25"
(565.15mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1986–Aug 1987
10-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1986 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1943
Oct 1986–Aug 1987
11-Month
28.00"
(711.20mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.55"
(13.97mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Sep 1986–Aug 1987
12-Month
31.59"
(802.39mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1986 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Mar 1986–Aug 1987
18-Month
47.36"
(1,202.94mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
1.14"
(28.95mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1986 1931
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1985–Aug 1987
24-Month
62.81"
(1,595.37mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
2.89"
(73.40mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2020
Sep 1984–Aug 1987
36-Month
92.50"
(2,349.50mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
2.64"
(67.06mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Sep 1983–Aug 1987
48-Month
125.23"
(3,180.84mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
5.46"
(138.68mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1983 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Sep 1982–Aug 1987
60-Month
159.29"
(4,045.97mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
9.65"
(245.11mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/