Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (27.04")
1901-1954 Base Period
189505 - 189603 25.70" 13 -1.34"
189605 - 189703 29.12" 53 2.08"
189705 - 189803 24.98" 9 -2.06"
189805 - 189903 28.76" 49 1.72"
189905 - 190003 25.76" 15 -1.28"
190005 - 190103 27.09" 27 0.05"
190105 - 190203 25.60" 11 -1.44"
190205 - 190303 30.18" 57 3.14"
190305 - 190403 26.40" 23 -0.64"
190405 - 190503 25.96" 18 -1.08"
190505 - 190603 29.84" 55 2.80"
190605 - 190703 30.27" 58 3.23"
190705 - 190803 28.41" 46 1.37"
190805 - 190903 28.13" 42 1.09"
190905 - 191003 26.36" 22 -0.68"
191005 - 191103 23.85" 4 -3.19"
191105 - 191203 27.63" 36 0.59"
191205 - 191303 27.66" 37 0.62"
191305 - 191403 26.46" 24 -0.58"
191405 - 191503 26.68" 25 -0.36"
191505 - 191603 31.11" 59 4.07"
191605 - 191703 26.12" 19 -0.92"
191705 - 191803 22.17" 1 -4.87"
191805 - 191903 27.24" 29 0.20"
191905 - 192003 28.69" 48 1.65"
192005 - 192103 27.80" 38 0.76"
192105 - 192203 27.52" 33 0.48"
192205 - 192303 25.60" 11 -1.44"
192305 - 192403 28.17" 43 1.13"
192405 - 192503 23.84" 3 -3.20"
192505 - 192603 25.95" 17 -1.09"
192605 - 192703 29.12" 53 2.08"
192705 - 192803 27.44" 31 0.40"
192805 - 192903 28.26" 45 1.22"
192905 - 193003 26.33" 21 -0.71"
193005 - 193103 23.16" 2 -3.88"
193105 - 193203 27.53" 34 0.49"
193205 - 193303 27.17" 28 0.13"
193305 - 193403 24.11" 7 -2.93"
193405 - 193503 25.05" 10 -1.99"
193505 - 193603 27.51" 32 0.47"
193605 - 193703 25.70" 13 -1.34"
193705 - 193803 27.63" 36 0.59"
193805 - 193903 26.72" 26 -0.32"
193905 - 194003 23.86" 5 -3.18"
194005 - 194103 26.13" 20 -0.91"
194105 - 194203 29.90" 56 2.86"
194205 - 194303 28.81" 50 1.77"
194305 - 194403 25.89" 16 -1.15"
194405 - 194503 27.42" 30 0.38"
194505 - 194603 29.58" 54 2.54"
194605 - 194703 27.89" 39 0.85"
194705 - 194803 28.13" 42 1.09"
194805 - 194903 28.66" 47 1.62"
194905 - 195003 28.26" 45 1.22"
195005 - 195103 27.92" 40 0.88"
195105 - 195203 29.06" 51 2.02"
195205 - 195303 23.88" 6 -3.16"
195305 - 195403 24.23" 8 -2.81"

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/