Statewide Rankings

Statewide Data Info
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Precipitation Rankings, August 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 2020
1-Month
0.10"
(2.54mm)
0.24"
(6.10mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
31st Driest
Driest since:
1937, 2002
98th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1927, 1981, 2010, 2011, 2021
Jul–Aug 2020
2-Month
0.15"
(3.81mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
9th Driest
Driest since:
1940
120th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 1944
Jun–Aug 2020
3-Month
0.31"
(7.87mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
12th Driest
Driest since:
2002
117th Wettest
Wettest since:
1913
Ties: 1905, 1949
May–Aug 2020
4-Month
1.51"
(38.35mm)
1.65"
(41.91mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
67th Driest
Driest since:
1924
62nd Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Apr–Aug 2020
5-Month
3.50"
(88.90mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
0.22"
(5.59mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
2021
43rd Wettest
Wettest since:
1896
Mar–Aug 2020
6-Month
6.69"
(169.93mm)
6.50"
(165.10mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
76th Driest
Driest since:
2008
53rd Wettest
Wettest since:
1995
Feb–Aug 2020
7-Month
6.90"
(175.26mm)
10.35"
(262.89mm)
-3.45"
(-87.63mm)
23rd Driest
Driest since:
1997, 2021
106th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Ties: 1951
Jan–Aug 2020
8-Month
8.96"
(227.58mm)
14.60"
(370.84mm)
-5.64"
(-143.26mm)
21st Driest
Driest since:
2022
108th Wettest
Wettest since:
1995
Dec 2019–Aug 2020
9-Month
13.83"
(351.28mm)
18.22"
(462.79mm)
-4.39"
(-111.51mm)
34th Driest
Driest since:
1924
94th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Nov 2019–Aug 2020
10-Month
15.44"
(392.18mm)
20.80"
(528.32mm)
-5.36"
(-136.14mm)
27th Driest
Driest since:
1924
101st Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Oct 2019–Aug 2020
11-Month
15.60"
(396.24mm)
22.00"
(558.80mm)
-6.40"
(-162.56mm)
17th Driest
Driest since:
1924
111th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Ties: 2022
Sep 2019–Aug 2020
12-Month
16.21"
(411.73mm)
22.44"
(569.98mm)
-6.23"
(-158.25mm)
21st Driest
Driest since:
2021
107th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Mar 2019–Aug 2020
18-Month
24.28"
(616.71mm)
28.96"
(735.58mm)
-4.68"
(-118.87mm)
39th Driest
Driest since:
1977
89th Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 2018–Aug 2020
24-Month
44.03"
(1,118.36mm)
44.90"
(1,140.46mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
66th Driest
Driest since:
1977
61st Wettest
Wettest since:
1983
Sep 2017–Aug 2020
36-Month
60.22"
(1,529.59mm)
67.31"
(1,709.67mm)
-7.09"
(-180.08mm)
40th Driest
Driest since:
2022
86th Wettest
Wettest since:
1984
Sep 2016–Aug 2020
48-Month
94.91"
(2,410.71mm)
89.50"
(2,273.30mm)
5.41"
(137.41mm)
87th Driest
Driest since:
2015
38th Wettest
Wettest since:
1998
Sep 2015–Aug 2020
60-Month
117.86"
(2,993.64mm)
111.68"
(2,836.67mm)
6.18"
(156.97mm)
86th Driest
Driest since:
1991
38th Wettest
Wettest since:
1999

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