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 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2008
1-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2007 1929
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 1912
Jul–Aug 2008
2-Month
5.85"
(148.59mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
0.45"
(11.43mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2007 1930
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
Ties: 1981
Jun–Aug 2008
3-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
8.32"
(211.33mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2007 1930
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1928
May–Aug 2008
4-Month
11.85"
(300.99mm)
11.23"
(285.24mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2007 1936
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1915
Apr–Aug 2008
5-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
13.75"
(349.25mm)
0.64"
(16.26mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Mar–Aug 2008
6-Month
16.91"
(429.51mm)
16.26"
(413.00mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2007 1936
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1905
Feb–Aug 2008
7-Month
19.38"
(492.25mm)
18.40"
(467.36mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1948, 1981
Jan–Aug 2008
8-Month
21.59"
(548.39mm)
20.71"
(526.03mm)
0.88"
(22.36mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Ties: 1935
Dec 2007–Aug 2008
9-Month
24.56"
(623.82mm)
23.05"
(585.47mm)
1.51"
(38.35mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1998 2019
Nov 2007–Aug 2008
10-Month
25.96"
(659.38mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Oct 2007–Aug 2008
11-Month
28.68"
(728.47mm)
27.45"
(697.23mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Ties: 1932
Sep 2007–Aug 2008
12-Month
30.85"
(783.59mm)
29.94"
(760.48mm)
0.91"
(23.11mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2007 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Mar 2007–Aug 2008
18-Month
46.79"
(1,188.47mm)
46.22"
(1,173.99mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2007 1931
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2019
Sep 2006–Aug 2008
24-Month
61.50"
(1,562.10mm)
59.92"
(1,521.97mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2007 1918
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2005 2020
Sep 2005–Aug 2008
36-Month
89.41"
(2,271.01mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2003 1956
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Sep 2004–Aug 2008
48-Month
122.05"
(3,100.07mm)
119.77"
(3,042.16mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2004 1956
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019
Sep 2003–Aug 2008
60-Month
153.50"
(3,898.90mm)
149.64"
(3,800.86mm)
3.86"
(98.04mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 2006 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2019

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/