Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1989
1-Month
2.73"
(69.34mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1988 1929
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1977
Jul–Aug 1989
2-Month
5.59"
(141.99mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1915
Ties: 1990
Jun–Aug 1989
3-Month
9.39"
(238.51mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1928
May–Aug 1989
4-Month
12.65"
(321.31mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
1.42"
(36.07mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1988 1936
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1981 1915
Ties: 2017
Apr–Aug 1989
5-Month
14.44"
(366.78mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2019
Ties: 1907
Mar–Aug 1989
6-Month
17.35"
(440.69mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1988 1936
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1905
Feb–Aug 1989
7-Month
19.36"
(491.74mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jan–Aug 1989
8-Month
21.41"
(543.81mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Dec 1988–Aug 1989
9-Month
23.10"
(586.74mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1988–Aug 1989
10-Month
26.27"
(667.26mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.99"
(25.15mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Oct 1988–Aug 1989
11-Month
27.70"
(703.58mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1988–Aug 1989
12-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.57"
(14.47mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Mar 1988–Aug 1989
18-Month
43.82"
(1,113.03mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1987–Aug 1989
24-Month
56.07"
(1,424.18mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-3.85"
(-97.79mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2020
Sep 1986–Aug 1989
36-Month
87.66"
(2,226.56mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-2.20"
(-55.88mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Sep 1985–Aug 1989
48-Month
118.88"
(3,019.55mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1988 1956
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Sep 1984–Aug 1989
60-Month
148.57"
(3,773.68mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/