Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1988
1-Month
2.57"
(65.28mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1984 1929
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1977
Ties: 1980
Jul–Aug 1988
2-Month
5.27"
(133.86mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1984 1930
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Ties: 1944
Jun–Aug 1988
3-Month
6.88"
(174.75mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-1.44"
(-36.58mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1980 1930
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1928
May–Aug 1988
4-Month
8.95"
(227.33mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1915
Apr–Aug 1988
5-Month
11.27"
(286.26mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar–Aug 1988
6-Month
13.31"
(338.07mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-2.95"
(-74.93mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1936 1936
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1905
Feb–Aug 1988
7-Month
14.83"
(376.68mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-3.57"
(-90.68mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan–Aug 1988
8-Month
16.80"
(426.72mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-3.91"
(-99.31mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Dec 1987–Aug 1988
9-Month
19.67"
(499.62mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-3.38"
(-85.85mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1987–Aug 1988
10-Month
22.22"
(564.39mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-3.06"
(-77.72mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Oct 1987–Aug 1988
11-Month
23.37"
(593.60mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-4.08"
(-103.63mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1987–Aug 1988
12-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-4.38"
(-111.26mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar 1987–Aug 1988
18-Month
41.31"
(1,049.27mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-4.91"
(-124.72mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1931
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1986–Aug 1988
24-Month
57.15"
(1,451.61mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-2.77"
(-70.36mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2020
Sep 1985–Aug 1988
36-Month
88.37"
(2,244.60mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.49"
(-37.84mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1984–Aug 1988
48-Month
118.06"
(2,998.72mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-1.71"
(-43.44mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1969 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1983–Aug 1988
60-Month
150.79"
(3,830.07mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/