Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (5.36")
1901-1970 Base Period
189504 - 189505 4.87" 21 -0.49"
189604 - 189605 5.55" 52 0.19"
189704 - 189705 4.54" 8 -0.82"
189804 - 189805 5.25" 36 -0.11"
189904 - 189905 4.52" 7 -0.84"
190004 - 190005 5.86" 58 0.50"
190104 - 190105 5.19" 32 -0.17"
190204 - 190205 4.85" 20 -0.51"
190304 - 190305 5.00" 24 -0.36"
190404 - 190405 4.71" 15 -0.65"
190504 - 190505 6.54" 74 1.18"
190604 - 190605 5.24" 35 -0.12"
190704 - 190705 5.77" 56 0.41"
190804 - 190805 6.82" 75 1.46"
190904 - 190905 5.32" 42 -0.04"
191004 - 191005 4.65" 11 -0.71"
191104 - 191105 4.82" 19 -0.54"
191204 - 191205 6.23" 70 0.87"
191304 - 191305 4.56" 9 -0.80"
191404 - 191405 5.21" 33 -0.15"
191504 - 191505 6.21" 68 0.85"
191604 - 191605 4.97" 23 -0.39"
191704 - 191705 5.32" 42 -0.04"
191804 - 191805 5.41" 48 0.05"
191904 - 191905 5.61" 53 0.25"
192004 - 192005 6.09" 65 0.73"
192104 - 192105 5.34" 44 -0.02"
192204 - 192205 6.19" 66 0.83"
192304 - 192305 5.97" 62 0.61"
192404 - 192405 4.68" 14 -0.68"
192504 - 192505 4.02" 2 -1.34"
192604 - 192605 4.39" 6 -0.97"
192704 - 192705 6.04" 64 0.68"
192804 - 192805 5.26" 37 -0.10"
192904 - 192905 6.44" 72 1.08"
193004 - 193005 5.00" 24 -0.36"
193104 - 193105 4.36" 4 -1.00"
193204 - 193205 4.56" 9 -0.80"
193304 - 193305 5.93" 61 0.57"
193404 - 193405 3.58" 1 -1.78"
193504 - 193505 6.45" 73 1.09"
193604 - 193605 4.25" 3 -1.11"
193704 - 193705 5.01" 26 -0.35"
193804 - 193805 5.93" 61 0.57"
193904 - 193905 4.36" 4 -1.00"
194004 - 194005 5.26" 37 -0.10"
194104 - 194105 5.68" 55 0.32"
194204 - 194205 6.00" 63 0.64"
194304 - 194305 5.52" 50 0.16"
194404 - 194405 6.30" 71 0.94"
194504 - 194505 5.92" 59 0.56"
194604 - 194605 5.41" 48 0.05"
194704 - 194705 6.20" 67 0.84"
194804 - 194805 5.31" 40 -0.05"
194904 - 194905 5.07" 28 -0.29"
195004 - 195005 4.96" 22 -0.40"
195104 - 195105 4.72" 16 -0.64"
195204 - 195205 5.09" 29 -0.27"
195304 - 195305 6.22" 69 0.86"
195404 - 195405 5.09" 29 -0.27"
195504 - 195505 5.41" 48 0.05"
195604 - 195605 4.67" 13 -0.69"
195704 - 195705 7.89" 76 2.53"
195804 - 195805 5.51" 49 0.15"
195904 - 195905 5.34" 44 -0.02"
196004 - 196005 5.02" 27 -0.34"
196104 - 196105 5.18" 31 -0.18"
196204 - 196205 4.79" 18 -0.57"
196304 - 196305 4.66" 12 -0.70"
196404 - 196405 5.54" 51 0.18"
196504 - 196505 5.23" 34 -0.13"
196604 - 196605 4.73" 17 -0.63"
196704 - 196705 5.63" 54 0.27"
196804 - 196805 5.79" 57 0.43"
196904 - 196905 5.26" 39 -0.10"
197004 - 197005 5.39" 45 0.03"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/