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 2004

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2004
1-Month
3.04"
(77.22mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2003 1929
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 1903
Jul–Aug 2004
2-Month
6.09"
(154.69mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2003 1930
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1915
Jun–Aug 2004
3-Month
9.60"
(243.84mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2003 1930
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1928
May–Aug 2004
4-Month
12.94"
(328.68mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
1.71"
(43.44mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1915
Apr–Aug 2004
5-Month
15.44"
(392.18mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Mar–Aug 2004
6-Month
17.45"
(443.23mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2003 1936
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1905
Feb–Aug 2004
7-Month
19.90"
(505.46mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Jan–Aug 2004
8-Month
21.87"
(555.50mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Ties: 1949
Dec 2003–Aug 2004
9-Month
24.25"
(615.95mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2003–Aug 2004
10-Month
26.80"
(680.72mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
1.52"
(38.61mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Oct 2003–Aug 2004
11-Month
28.63"
(727.20mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Sep 2003–Aug 2004
12-Month
31.45"
(798.83mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 2002 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Mar 2003–Aug 2004
18-Month
48.48"
(1,231.39mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2003 1931
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Sep 2002–Aug 2004
24-Month
63.05"
(1,601.47mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2003 1918
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2020
Sep 2001–Aug 2004
36-Month
90.69"
(2,303.53mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
0.83"
(21.09mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2019
Sep 2000–Aug 2004
48-Month
119.33"
(3,030.98mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
-0.44"
(-11.18mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
Sep 1999–Aug 2004
60-Month
145.93"
(3,706.62mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
-3.71"
(-94.24mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 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/