Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of January 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2002
1-Month
2.40"
(60.96mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.22"
(-5.59mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 2000 1929
96th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1977
Ties: 1958
Jul–Aug 2002
2-Month
5.00"
(127.00mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 2000 1930
101st Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1915
Jun–Aug 2002
3-Month
7.56"
(192.02mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
-0.76"
(-19.31mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1988 1930
105th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1928
May–Aug 2002
4-Month
10.20"
(259.08mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1988 1936
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1915
Apr–Aug 2002
5-Month
12.46"
(316.48mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
-1.29"
(-32.77mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Ties: 1918
Mar–Aug 2002
6-Month
15.05"
(382.27mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1988 1936
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 1905
Feb–Aug 2002
7-Month
16.37"
(415.80mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Jan–Aug 2002
8-Month
18.38"
(466.85mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
-2.33"
(-59.18mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1988 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Dec 2001–Aug 2002
9-Month
20.74"
(526.80mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
-2.31"
(-58.67mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1988 1931
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Nov 2001–Aug 2002
10-Month
23.13"
(587.50mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Oct 2001–Aug 2002
11-Month
25.19"
(639.83mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
-2.26"
(-57.40mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 2001–Aug 2002
12-Month
27.64"
(702.06mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
-2.30"
(-58.42mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
108th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Mar 2001–Aug 2002
18-Month
43.34"
(1,100.84mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
-2.88"
(-73.15mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 2000 1931
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 2000–Aug 2002
24-Month
56.28"
(1,429.51mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-3.64"
(-92.46mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2001 1918
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2020
Sep 1999–Aug 2002
36-Month
82.88"
(2,105.15mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-6.98"
(-177.29mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
117th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 1998–Aug 2002
48-Month
114.28"
(2,902.71mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-5.49"
(-139.45mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1966 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 1997–Aug 2002
60-Month
147.64"
(3,750.06mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/