Climate at a Glance

Regional Rankings

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Southwest Climate Region

Precipitation Rankings, August 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2016
1-Month
2.31"
(58.67mm)
2.02"
(51.31mm)
0.29"
(7.36mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2015 1962
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1963
Ties: 1966
Jul–Aug 2016
2-Month
3.57"
(90.68mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2011 2020
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1921
Jun–Aug 2016
3-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
4.83"
(122.68mm)
-0.44"
(-11.17mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2012 2020
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1921
Ties: 2004
May–Aug 2016
4-Month
5.59"
(141.99mm)
5.94"
(150.88mm)
-0.35"
(-8.89mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2012 2020
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1921
Ties: 1917
Apr–Aug 2016
5-Month
7.10"
(180.34mm)
7.00"
(177.80mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2013 2020
50th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1999
Mar–Aug 2016
6-Month
7.70"
(195.58mm)
8.15"
(207.01mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2013 2002
79th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Ties: 1955, 1975
Feb–Aug 2016
7-Month
8.19"
(208.03mm)
9.16"
(232.66mm)
-0.97"
(-24.63mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 2013 2002
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Jan–Aug 2016
8-Month
9.25"
(234.95mm)
10.14"
(257.56mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 2014 2002
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Ties: 1903, 1928, 1942
Dec 2015–Aug 2016
9-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
11.15"
(283.21mm)
-0.80"
(-20.32mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2014 2002
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Ties: 2007
Nov 2015–Aug 2016
10-Month
11.42"
(290.07mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2014 2002
69th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Oct 2015–Aug 2016
11-Month
13.56"
(344.42mm)
13.17"
(334.52mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2014 2002
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Sep 2015–Aug 2016
12-Month
14.61"
(371.09mm)
14.54"
(369.32mm)
0.07"
(1.77mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2013 2002
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1941
Ties: 1975
Mar 2015–Aug 2016
18-Month
25.01"
(635.25mm)
22.69"
(576.33mm)
2.32"
(58.92mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2014 2002
26th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1942
Sep 2014–Aug 2016
24-Month
32.16"
(816.86mm)
29.09"
(738.89mm)
3.07"
(77.97mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2014 2003
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1942
Sep 2013–Aug 2016
36-Month
47.00"
(1,193.80mm)
43.58"
(1,106.93mm)
3.42"
(86.87mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 1907
Sep 2012–Aug 2016
48-Month
58.89"
(1,495.81mm)
58.05"
(1,474.47mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 1986
Sep 2011–Aug 2016
60-Month
70.32"
(1,786.13mm)
72.53"
(1,842.26mm)
-2.21"
(-56.13mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2015 2004
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2009 1987

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Regional Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 16, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/