Climate at a Glance

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, August 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1998
1-Month
1.66"
(42.16mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1985 1962
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1963
Jul–Aug 1998
2-Month
4.53"
(115.06mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1997 2020
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1990 1921
Jun–Aug 1998
3-Month
5.26"
(133.60mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1996 2020
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1921
May–Aug 1998
4-Month
5.84"
(148.34mm)
5.94"
(150.88mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1994 2020
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1921
Ties: 2010
Apr–Aug 1998
5-Month
6.87"
(174.50mm)
7.00"
(177.80mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1996 2020
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1999
Ties: 1928
Mar–Aug 1998
6-Month
8.58"
(217.93mm)
8.15"
(207.01mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1941
Ties: 1982
Feb–Aug 1998
7-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
9.16"
(232.66mm)
1.19"
(30.23mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1997 2002
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1941
Jan–Aug 1998
8-Month
11.01"
(279.65mm)
10.14"
(257.56mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1941
Dec 1997–Aug 1998
9-Month
12.38"
(314.45mm)
11.15"
(283.21mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1997 2002
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1941
Nov 1997–Aug 1998
10-Month
13.26"
(336.80mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
1.22"
(30.98mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1941
Oct 1997–Aug 1998
11-Month
14.49"
(368.05mm)
13.17"
(334.52mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1941
Sep 1997–Aug 1998
12-Month
17.03"
(432.56mm)
14.54"
(369.32mm)
2.49"
(63.24mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1997 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1941
Mar 1997–Aug 1998
18-Month
25.86"
(656.84mm)
22.69"
(576.33mm)
3.17"
(80.51mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1997 2002
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1942
Sep 1996–Aug 1998
24-Month
33.63"
(854.20mm)
29.09"
(738.89mm)
4.54"
(115.31mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1997 2003
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1942
Ties: 1992
Sep 1995–Aug 1998
36-Month
45.67"
(1,160.02mm)
43.58"
(1,106.93mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1907
Sep 1994–Aug 1998
48-Month
63.18"
(1,604.77mm)
58.05"
(1,474.47mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 1986
Sep 1993–Aug 1998
60-Month
75.54"
(1,918.72mm)
72.53"
(1,842.26mm)
3.01"
(76.46mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1993 2004
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1997 1987

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 22, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/