Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (4.91")
1901-1941 Base Period
189503 - 189504 3.98" 5 -0.93"
189603 - 189604 5.00" 26 0.09"
189703 - 189704 6.04" 44 1.13"
189803 - 189804 4.44" 11 -0.47"
189903 - 189904 4.60" 18 -0.31"
190003 - 190004 5.69" 40 0.78"
190103 - 190104 4.82" 22 -0.09"
190203 - 190204 4.75" 20 -0.16"
190303 - 190304 5.00" 26 0.09"
190403 - 190404 5.22" 32 0.31"
190503 - 190504 5.74" 42 0.83"
190603 - 190604 5.34" 37 0.43"
190703 - 190704 4.77" 21 -0.14"
190803 - 190804 4.87" 24 -0.04"
190903 - 190904 4.49" 14 -0.42"
191003 - 191004 3.08" 1 -1.83"
191103 - 191104 4.56" 16 -0.35"
191203 - 191204 6.73" 47 1.82"
191303 - 191304 5.04" 28 0.13"
191403 - 191404 4.58" 17 -0.33"
191503 - 191504 3.83" 4 -1.08"
191603 - 191604 4.22" 8 -0.69"
191703 - 191704 5.16" 31 0.25"
191803 - 191804 4.67" 19 -0.24"
191903 - 191904 5.12" 30 0.21"
192003 - 192004 6.08" 45 1.17"
192103 - 192104 5.31" 36 0.40"
192203 - 192204 6.54" 46 1.63"
192303 - 192304 5.26" 33 0.35"
192403 - 192404 4.48" 13 -0.43"
192503 - 192504 3.66" 2 -1.25"
192603 - 192604 4.49" 14 -0.42"
192703 - 192704 5.64" 39 0.73"
192803 - 192804 5.31" 36 0.40"
192903 - 192904 5.74" 42 0.83"
193003 - 193004 3.81" 3 -1.10"
193103 - 193104 4.38" 10 -0.53"
193203 - 193204 4.45" 12 -0.46"
193303 - 193304 5.01" 27 0.10"
193403 - 193404 4.11" 7 -0.80"
193503 - 193504 5.47" 38 0.56"
193603 - 193604 4.10" 6 -0.81"
193703 - 193704 4.83" 23 -0.08"
193803 - 193804 5.99" 43 1.08"
193903 - 193904 4.23" 9 -0.68"
194003 - 194004 5.31" 36 0.40"
194103 - 194104 5.10" 29 0.19"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/