Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1996
1-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.04"
(1.01mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1995 1929
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1977
Ties: 1995
Jul–Aug 1996
2-Month
5.78"
(146.81mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1915
Jun–Aug 1996
3-Month
8.65"
(219.71mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1928
Ties: 1961, 2003
May–Aug 1996
4-Month
11.97"
(304.04mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1915
Apr–Aug 1996
5-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Mar–Aug 1996
6-Month
16.77"
(425.96mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1905
Feb–Aug 1996
7-Month
18.66"
(473.96mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jan–Aug 1996
8-Month
21.48"
(545.59mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Dec 1995–Aug 1996
9-Month
23.73"
(602.74mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1994 1931
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Nov 1995–Aug 1996
10-Month
26.10"
(662.94mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.82"
(20.83mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Oct 1995–Aug 1996
11-Month
28.73"
(729.74mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1945
Sep 1995–Aug 1996
12-Month
30.93"
(785.62mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.99"
(25.14mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1972
Mar 1995–Aug 1996
18-Month
49.39"
(1,254.51mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1994 1931
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 2015
Sep 1994–Aug 1996
24-Month
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
4.34"
(110.23mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1995 1918
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2020
Sep 1993–Aug 1996
36-Month
93.64"
(2,378.46mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
3.78"
(96.02mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1986
Sep 1992–Aug 1996
48-Month
127.47"
(3,237.74mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
7.70"
(195.58mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Sep 1991–Aug 1996
60-Month
158.56"
(4,027.42mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
8.92"
(226.56mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/