August 2008 will go down in the record books as one of the wettest months in the Goodland, KS area. With only a week left in August, Goodland broke the record for the third wettest August with 6.01 inches of rainfall. Only 7 hundredths of an inch of precipitation was needed to break the record for the second wettest August, but only a trace of rain fell during the last week of August. So, it looks like the 1933 record of 6.07 inches will stand as the second wettest August, for at least another year. While August was a wet month, Goodland remains below normal for precipitation for the year.
Below is a list of the top ten wettest years for the month of August for Goodland.
How does the rainfall in Goodland compare with the rest of the Tri-State region? The Advanced Hydrological Prediction Services has maps that show how much rain has fallen so far in August and how that corresponds to what is normal for the region. Below are these maps. Parts of Colorado have 600% of normal for the month, or 6 times more than normal, while the Goodland area has received twice the amount we normally receive.
This page will be updated with the final August rainfall totals when they become available.
Last Updated 6 pm (MDT), August 31, 2008.