National Overview - May 2014
Precipitation Anomalies

« National Overview - May 2014


Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-May 2014 Precipitation stacks up against normal, and where it ranks among that station's history. The unusualness score is based upon the number of standard deviations difference between the 2013 value and the station's average, based on the station's history.

For a visual presentation, click a station's rank for a "Haywood plot" that shows its cumulative value for each year it has been reporting. As you read from left to right, a particular year's trace represents the average of all previous days during that year. Because of the relatively few days that make up the year-to-date average during January and February, the plots are often noisy during these months.

Year-to-Date (Jan-May) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2014
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-May
Departure
Unusualness Jan-May Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 18.72" 18.68" +0.04" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 59 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 3.22" 8.11" -4.89" -1.1σ 7th Driest 76 yrs
Asheville NC 16.53" 18.25" -1.72" -0.5σ 17th Driest 59 yrs
Macon GA 22.19" 18.83" +3.36" +0.4σ 25th Wettest 66 yrs
Paducah KY 20.19" 21.22" -1.03" -0.2σ 31st Wettest 65 yrs
Augusta GA 18.86" 17.50" +1.36" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 70 yrs
Savannah GA 15.80" 16.26" -0.46" -0.2σ 29th Driest 67 yrs
Huntsville AL 23.47" 24.37" -0.90" -0.3σ 25th Driest 56 yrs
Huntington WV 19.56" 18.08" +1.48" +0.4σ 16th Wettest 54 yrs
Greenville SC 19.83" 19.43" +0.40" -0.2σ 20th Driest 52 yrs
Beckley WV 14.43" 17.16" -2.73" -0.8σ 11th Driest 51 yrs
Wichita KS 6.08" 11.86" -5.78" -1.3σ 6th Driest 61 yrs
Jackson MS 31.60" 24.11" +7.49" +0.8σ 9th Wettest 51 yrs
Binghamton NY 15.38" 14.75" +0.63" +0.3σ 22nd Wettest 63 yrs
Orlando FL 17.38" 14.63" +2.75" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 58 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 19.77" 15.07" +4.70" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 78 yrs
Fort Myers FL 11.36" 11.80" -0.44" -0.1σ 47th Wettest 97 yrs
Key West FL 12.85" 10.63" +2.22" +0.5σ 18th Wettest 63 yrs
Miami FL 10.16" 15.35" -5.19" -0.9σ 16th Driest 67 yrs
Tampa FL 19.35" 12.20" +7.15" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 75 yrs
New Orleans LA 24.94" 24.24" +0.70" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 67 yrs
Houston TX 16.86" 18.28" -1.42" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 67 yrs
Brownsville TX 5.33" 7.76" -2.43" -0.5σ 29th Driest 89 yrs
San Antonio TX 7.35" 11.97" -4.62" -0.7σ 16th Driest 68 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 7.12" 10.27" -3.15" -0.5σ 24th Driest 67 yrs
Raleigh NC 19.28" 17.03" +2.25" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 70 yrs
Greensboro NC 17.50" 16.70" +0.80" +0.1σ 38th Wettest 86 yrs
Elkins WV 15.35" 19.21" -3.86" -0.9σ 12th Driest 88 yrs
Norfolk VA 19.63" 17.02" +2.61" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 69 yrs
Philadelphia PA 22.51" 16.74" +5.77" +1.4σ 5th Wettest 67 yrs
Richmond VA 16.05" 16.89" -0.84" -0.1σ 33rd Wettest 71 yrs
Roanoke VA 15.60" 16.70" -1.10" -0.2σ 29th Driest 67 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 22.31" 15.96" +6.35" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 69 yrs
Wilmington NC 19.25" 18.90" +0.35" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 67 yrs
Wilmington DE 22.34" 17.06" +5.28" +1.3σ 9th Wettest 67 yrs
Charleston WV 16.15" 18.14" -1.99" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 66 yrs
Atlanta GA 18.47" 20.71" -2.24" -0.7σ 20th Driest 85 yrs
Birmingham AL 22.87" 23.97" -1.10" -0.4σ 32nd Driest 85 yrs
Johnson City TN 12.01" 17.39" -5.38" -1.4σ 5th Driest 77 yrs
Charlotte NC 22.80" 16.96" +5.84" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 73 yrs
Chattanooga TN 17.31" 22.82" -5.51" -1.2σ 6th Driest 75 yrs
Columbia SC 18.98" 16.51" +2.47" +0.1σ 30th Wettest 67 yrs
Jacksonville FL 25.85" 15.56" +10.29" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 74 yrs
Knoxville TN 16.01" 21.44" -5.43" -1.1σ 14th Driest 105 yrs
Memphis TN 25.98" 24.28" +1.70" +0.2σ 32nd Wettest 75 yrs
Mobile AL 41.50" 26.84" +14.66" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 67 yrs
Montgomery AL 28.90" 23.44" +5.46" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 67 yrs
Nashville TN 21.83" 21.30" +0.53" -0.1σ 28th Driest 67 yrs
Shreveport LA 18.09" 22.21" -4.12" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 75 yrs
Austin TX 11.09" 13.53" -2.44" -0.5σ 26th Driest 76 yrs
Dallas TX 8.04" 16.13" -8.09" -1.5σ 5th Driest 74 yrs
Abilene TX 4.00" 8.94" -4.94" -1.3σ 3rd Driest 67 yrs
Little Rock AR 22.43" 21.90" +0.53" -0.1σ 37th Wettest 76 yrs
Fort Smith AR 14.74" 19.19" -4.45" -0.7σ 18th Driest 69 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 5.10" 11.49" -6.39" -1.5σ 6th Driest 110 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 7.13" 13.75" -6.62" -1.5σ 3rd Driest 67 yrs
Tulsa OK 8.46" 16.50" -8.04" -1.5σ 2nd Driest 71 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 24.35" 24.52" -0.17" -0.0σ 42nd Wettest 85 yrs
Dodge City KS 3.53" 7.52" -3.99" -1.4σ 5th Driest 67 yrs
St Louis MO 17.07" 16.37" +0.70" +0.4σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
Springfield MO 11.50" 18.03" -6.53" -1.1σ 9th Driest 74 yrs
Topeka KS 7.49" 13.11" -5.62" -1.4σ 3rd Driest 68 yrs
Bangor ME 14.43" 16.05" -1.62" -0.4σ 26th Driest 57 yrs
Caribou ME 17.22" 13.42" +3.80" +1.5σ 8th Wettest 73 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 23.90" 17.69" +6.21" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 70 yrs
Buffalo NY 17.55" 15.01" +2.54" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 76 yrs
Albany NY 13.58" 14.78" -1.20" -0.2σ 38th Driest 76 yrs
Allentown PA 22.31" 16.82" +5.49" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 67 yrs
Boston MA 17.95" 18.16" -0.21" -0.0σ 34th Wettest 79 yrs
Hartford CT 22.03" 17.81" +4.22" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 66 yrs
Burlington VT 13.77" 12.31" +1.46" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 74 yrs
Concord NH 17.77" 15.66" +2.11" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 73 yrs
Harrisburg PA 19.90" 16.42" +3.48" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 67 yrs
Portland ME 19.24" 19.20" +0.04" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 74 yrs
Providence RI 22.57" 20.07" +2.50" +0.7σ 13th Wettest 67 yrs
Syracuse NY 17.41" 13.93" +3.48" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 76 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 12.72" 13.80" -1.08" -0.3σ 28th Driest 65 yrs
Williamsport PA 14.77" 14.91" -0.14" -0.3σ 27th Driest 66 yrs
Cleveland OH 16.41" 15.14" +1.27" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 76 yrs
Columbus OH 16.85" 15.57" +1.28" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 67 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 16.56" 14.80" +1.76" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 75 yrs
Madison WI 11.78" 11.83" -0.05" +0.2σ 26th Wettest 75 yrs
Milwaukee WI 10.97" 12.64" -1.67" -0.3σ 35th Driest 76 yrs
Muskegon MI 13.33" 12.27" +1.06" +0.4σ 32nd Wettest 111 yrs
Peoria IL 11.98" 14.33" -2.35" -0.6σ 25th Driest 71 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 12.06" 10.44" +1.62" +0.5σ 26th Wettest 84 yrs
South Bend IN 15.12" 13.72" +1.40" +0.3σ 36th Wettest 111 yrs
Youngstown OH 15.12" 14.79" +0.33" -0.0σ 39th Wettest 79 yrs
Erie PA 16.23" 15.06" +1.17" +0.4σ 29th Wettest 89 yrs
Akron OH 16.38" 15.73" +0.65" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 66 yrs
Green Bay WI 10.68" 9.65" +1.03" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 67 yrs
Duluth MN 12.46" 8.92" +3.54" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 67 yrs
Fargo ND 7.03" 6.78" +0.25" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 72 yrs
Grand Forks ND 7.23" 5.72" +1.51" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 65 yrs
International Falls MN 8.84" 6.53" +2.31" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 75 yrs
La Crosse WI 13.18" 11.07" +2.11" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 74 yrs
St Paul MN 14.48" 9.58" +4.90" +1.7σ 8th Wettest 76 yrs
Moline IL 11.59" 13.86" -2.27" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 71 yrs
Rochester MN 11.34" 10.44" +0.90" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 94 yrs
Aberdeen SD 5.45" 7.14" -1.69" -0.7σ 29th Driest 107 yrs
Des Moines IA 11.15" 13.18" -2.03" -0.3σ 29th Driest 69 yrs
Grand Island NE 4.50" 9.95" -5.45" -1.4σ 3rd Driest 76 yrs
Norfolk NE 5.49" 9.70" -4.21" -1.2σ 10th Driest 69 yrs
Omaha NE 6.83" 11.28" -4.45" -1.1σ 9th Driest 66 yrs
Sioux City IA 5.26" 9.98" -4.72" -1.5σ 7th Driest 67 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 4.98" 9.33" -4.35" -1.4σ 6th Driest 83 yrs
Hilo HI 47.75" 51.91" -4.16" -0.4σ 28th Driest 65 yrs
Del Rio TX 1.20" 7.20" -6.00" -1.2σ 2nd Driest 57 yrs
Kahului HI 14.89" 9.50" +5.39" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 71 yrs
Honolulu HI 9.99" 7.57" +2.42" -0.0σ 28th Wettest 65 yrs
Lihue HI 15.81" 15.84" -0.03" -0.3σ 28th Driest 64 yrs
Roswell NM 4.87" 3.17" +1.70" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 60 yrs
Midland TX 3.16" 4.26" -1.10" -0.5σ 29th Driest 84 yrs
Lubbock TX 6.14" 6.21" -0.07" +0.1σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
El Paso TX 0.64" 1.82" -1.18" -0.9σ 10th Driest 67 yrs
Amarillo TX 4.72" 6.36" -1.64" -0.5σ 26th Driest 67 yrs
Albuquerque NM 1.02" 2.54" -1.52" -1.0σ 15th Driest 83 yrs
Alamosa CO 1.83" 2.22" -0.39" -0.3σ 29th Driest 66 yrs
Goodland KS 3.54" 6.48" -2.94" -1.1σ 10th Driest 97 yrs
Grand Junction CO 3.79" 3.83" -0.04" +0.2σ 43rd Wettest 115 yrs
Ely NV 4.17" 4.43" -0.26" -0.3σ 41st Driest 90 yrs
Tucson AZ 0.61" 3.07" -2.46" -1.3σ 5th Driest 66 yrs
Las Vegas NV 0.30" 2.01" -1.71" -1.0σ 10th Driest 66 yrs
Los Angeles CA 3.41" 8.73" -5.32" -0.8σ 13th Driest 70 yrs
Phoenix AZ 0.99" 3.21" -2.22" -1.0σ 10th Driest 75 yrs
Carson City NV 2.02" 3.77" -1.75" -1.0σ 13th Driest 77 yrs
San Diego CA 2.83" 6.96" -4.13" -0.9σ 13th Driest 74 yrs
Sacramento CA 7.89" 11.69" -3.80" -0.6σ 20th Driest 67 yrs
San Francisco CA 7.32" 12.97" -5.65" -0.8σ 17th Driest 68 yrs
Bismarck ND 4.21" 5.47" -1.26" -0.6σ 20th Driest 67 yrs
Minot ND 3.82" 5.39" -1.57" -0.8σ 13th Driest 61 yrs
Cheyenne WY 6.97" 5.97" +1.00" +0.4σ 33rd Wettest 100 yrs
Lander WY 4.20" 6.22" -2.02" -1.1σ 10th Driest 67 yrs
North Platte NE 4.29" 7.44" -3.15" -1.1σ 10th Driest 67 yrs
Pierre SD 7.94" 7.20" +0.74" +0.6σ 28th Wettest 104 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 7.18" 6.32" +0.86" +0.4σ 29th Wettest 112 yrs
Sheridan WY 6.82" 6.03" +0.79" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 67 yrs
Billings MT 7.85" 5.86" +1.99" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 67 yrs
Casper WY 4.78" 5.21" -0.43" -0.4σ 24th Driest 66 yrs
Rapid City SD 5.39" 6.69" -1.30" -0.6σ 21st Driest 66 yrs
Elko NV 5.73" 4.89" +0.84" +0.5σ 28th Wettest 110 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 6.48" 8.23" -1.75" -0.8σ 15th Driest 67 yrs
Boise ID 8.14" 6.24" +1.90" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 75 yrs
Great Falls MT 7.11" 5.73" +1.38" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 75 yrs
Helena MT 4.49" 4.10" +0.39" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 75 yrs
Missoula MT 6.87" 5.78" +1.09" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 67 yrs
Pendleton OR 6.47" 6.41" +0.06" +0.2σ 36th Wettest 86 yrs
Pocatello ID 5.72" 5.83" -0.11" +0.1σ 30th Wettest 75 yrs
Spokane WA 7.42" 7.63" -0.21" -0.0σ 60th Wettest 124 yrs
Eureka CA 15.64" 22.53" -6.89" -1.0σ 10th Driest 73 yrs
Eugene OR 21.16" 23.36" -2.20" -0.2σ 32nd Driest 75 yrs
Medford OR 10.13" 8.84" +1.29" +0.3σ 32nd Wettest 87 yrs
Olympia WA 29.83" 24.27" +5.56" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 67 yrs
Portland OR 20.78" 17.42" +3.36" +0.7σ 17th Wettest 76 yrs
Salem OR 21.39" 19.54" +1.85" +0.3σ 43rd Wettest 118 yrs
Seattle WA 26.59" 17.44" +9.15" +2.1σ 4th Wettest 67 yrs
Yakima WA 2.93" 3.67" -0.74" -0.6σ 22nd Driest 68 yrs
Juneau AK 19.93" 19.60" +0.33" +0.3σ 21st Wettest 68 yrs
Fairbanks AK 1.11" 2.16" -1.05" -1.2σ 8th Driest 66 yrs
Bethel AK 3.06" 4.09" -1.03" -0.4σ 34th Driest 83 yrs
Nome AK 4.48" 4.14" +0.34" +0.5σ 25th Wettest 78 yrs
Barrow AK 1.65" 0.70" +0.95" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 85 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 4.80" 5.11" -0.31" -0.0σ 29th Wettest 66 yrs
Pueblo CO 4.22" 4.49" -0.27" +0.1σ 25th Wettest 60 yrs
Fresno CA 4.08" 7.63" -3.55" -0.9σ 13th Driest 67 yrs
Baltimore MD 23.63" 17.03" +6.60" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 75 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 22.80" 21.24" +1.56" +0.3σ 20th Wettest 57 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 20.19" 17.28" +2.91" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 56 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 24.34" 16.82" +7.52" +2.0σ Wettest 51 yrs
Tallahassee FL 32.10" 21.66" +10.44" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 65 yrs
Cincinnati KY 17.50" 18.59" -1.09" -0.2σ 31st Driest 67 yrs
Evansville IN 21.50" 20.24" +1.26" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 67 yrs
Indianapolis IN 17.45" 17.40" +0.05" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 67 yrs
Lexington KY 21.37" 19.33" +2.04" +0.4σ 43rd Wettest 131 yrs
Springfield IL 14.29" 14.01" +0.28" +0.0σ 54th Wettest 114 yrs
Columbus GA 25.78" 20.49" +5.29" +0.6σ 18th Wettest 67 yrs
Glasgow MT 3.40" 3.82" -0.42" -0.4σ 27th Driest 67 yrs
Williston ND 4.10" 4.61" -0.51" -0.4σ 47th Driest 119 yrs
Astoria OR 38.71" 33.36" +5.35" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 61 yrs
Bridgeport CT 21.67" 17.87" +3.80" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 65 yrs
Montpelier VT 12.67" 12.91" -0.24" -0.1σ 31st Driest 64 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 24.17" 19.79" +4.38" +1.4σ 13th Wettest 138 yrs
Worchester MA 21.21" 19.23" +1.98" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 66 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 22.45" 17.34" +5.11" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 57 yrs
Rockford IL 9.98" 12.47" -2.49" -0.9σ 13th Driest 64 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 15.10" 15.10" +0.00" -0.1σ 32nd Driest 67 yrs
Toledo OH 13.86" 13.37" +0.49" +0.3σ 20th Wettest 60 yrs
Chicago IL 14.84" 13.08" +1.76" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 56 yrs
Detroit MI 14.71" 12.54" +2.17" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 56 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 13.24" 13.58" -0.34" -0.1σ 26th Driest 51 yrs
Dubuque IA 12.41" 12.87" -0.46" -0.3σ 24th Driest 62 yrs
Waterloo IA 14.04" 12.12" +1.92" +0.6σ 13th Wettest 64 yrs