Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Alaska

Precipitation Rankings, August 2020

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Period Value 1925-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1925-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2020
1-Month
4.39"
(111.51mm)
4.37"
(111.00mm)
0.02"
(0.51mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2019 1941
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2018 2018
Ties: 1935
Jul–Aug 2020
2-Month
7.78"
(197.61mm)
7.66"
(194.56mm)
0.12"
(3.05mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2019 1977
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1998
Jun–Aug 2020
3-Month
10.96"
(278.38mm)
10.00"
(254.00mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 2014
May–Aug 2020
4-Month
12.45"
(316.23mm)
12.11"
(307.59mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1998
Apr–Aug 2020
5-Month
15.18"
(385.57mm)
14.00"
(355.60mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1998
Mar–Aug 2020
6-Month
17.46"
(443.48mm)
16.23"
(412.24mm)
1.23"
(31.24mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1998
Ties: 1970
Feb–Aug 2020
7-Month
20.47"
(519.94mm)
18.55"
(471.17mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1963
Jan–Aug 2020
8-Month
22.36"
(567.94mm)
21.28"
(540.51mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1963
Dec 2019–Aug 2020
9-Month
25.40"
(645.16mm)
24.38"
(619.25mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1944
Nov 2019–Aug 2020
10-Month
30.50"
(774.70mm)
27.76"
(705.10mm)
2.74"
(69.60mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1944
Oct 2019–Aug 2020
11-Month
35.32"
(897.13mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
3.17"
(80.52mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
20th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1944
Sep 2019–Aug 2020
12-Month
40.77"
(1,035.56mm)
36.70"
(932.18mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1944
Mar 2019–Aug 2020
18-Month
55.66"
(1,413.76mm)
52.92"
(1,344.17mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
30th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1944
Sep 2018–Aug 2020
24-Month
74.34"
(1,888.24mm)
73.26"
(1,860.80mm)
1.08"
(27.44mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2019 1969
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1930
Ties: 1956
Sep 2017–Aug 2020
36-Month
114.70"
(2,913.38mm)
109.83"
(2,789.68mm)
4.87"
(123.70mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 2019 1974
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1931
Sep 2016–Aug 2020
48-Month
148.91"
(3,782.31mm)
146.33"
(3,716.78mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2013 1972
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Sep 2015–Aug 2020
60-Month
190.80"
(4,846.32mm)
182.81"
(4,643.37mm)
7.99"
(202.95mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2019 1976
28th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1932

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 23, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/