Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1998
1-Month
2.42"
(61.47mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1983 1929
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1977
Ties: 1900
Jul–Aug 1998
2-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1915
Jun–Aug 1998
3-Month
8.60"
(218.44mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1995 1930
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1928
Ties: 1977, 1986
May–Aug 1998
4-Month
11.22"
(284.99mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1994 1936
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1915
Apr–Aug 1998
5-Month
13.79"
(350.27mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.04"
(1.02mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Ties: 1986
Mar–Aug 1998
6-Month
17.02"
(432.31mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1997 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1905
Feb–Aug 1998
7-Month
20.34"
(516.64mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1997 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Jan–Aug 1998
8-Month
23.70"
(601.98mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
2.99"
(75.95mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Dec 1997–Aug 1998
9-Month
26.01"
(660.65mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
2.96"
(75.18mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1997 1931
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2019
Nov 1997–Aug 1998
10-Month
28.30"
(718.82mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
3.02"
(76.71mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Oct 1997–Aug 1998
11-Month
30.82"
(782.83mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Sep 1997–Aug 1998
12-Month
33.36"
(847.34mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
3.42"
(86.86mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Mar 1997–Aug 1998
18-Month
50.36"
(1,279.14mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
4.14"
(105.15mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1996 1931
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Sep 1996–Aug 1998
24-Month
67.78"
(1,721.61mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
7.86"
(199.64mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1997 1918
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2020
Sep 1995–Aug 1998
36-Month
98.71"
(2,507.23mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
8.85"
(224.79mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1994–Aug 1998
48-Month
132.04"
(3,353.82mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
12.27"
(311.66mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1993–Aug 1998
60-Month
161.42"
(4,100.07mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
11.78"
(299.21mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1996 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/