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 March 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, August 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2003
1-Month
2.56"
(65.02mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2002 1929
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1977
Ties: 2013
Jul–Aug 2003
2-Month
5.20"
(132.08mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1998 1915
Jun–Aug 2003
3-Month
8.65"
(219.71mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2002 1930
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1928
Ties: 1961, 1996
May–Aug 2003
4-Month
11.92"
(302.77mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1915
Ties: 1958, 1990
Apr–Aug 2003
5-Month
14.55"
(369.57mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2019
Mar–Aug 2003
6-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 2002 1936
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1905
Feb–Aug 2003
7-Month
19.60"
(497.84mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1942
Jan–Aug 2003
8-Month
20.93"
(531.62mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Dec 2002–Aug 2003
9-Month
23.93"
(607.82mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1990
Nov 2002–Aug 2003
10-Month
25.87"
(657.10mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Oct 2002–Aug 2003
11-Month
28.88"
(733.55mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Sep 2002–Aug 2003
12-Month
31.60"
(802.64mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Mar 2002–Aug 2003
18-Month
46.65"
(1,184.91mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2002 1931
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Sep 2001–Aug 2003
24-Month
59.24"
(1,504.70mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
-0.68"
(-17.27mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2002 1918
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Sep 2000–Aug 2003
36-Month
87.88"
(2,232.15mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Sep 1999–Aug 2003
48-Month
114.48"
(2,907.79mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-5.29"
(-134.37mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2002 1956
106th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 1998–Aug 2003
60-Month
145.88"
(3,705.35mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-3.76"
(-95.51mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/