Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI), and Palmer Modified Drought Index (PMDI) are not offered for multiple-month time scales.


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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (59.83")
1901-1907 Base Period
189503 - 189702 57.77" 2 -2.06"
189603 - 189802 59.10" 7 -0.73"
189703 - 189902 58.98" 6 -0.85"
189803 - 190002 58.46" 4 -1.37"
189903 - 190102 58.57" 5 -1.26"
190003 - 190202 58.01" 3 -1.82"
190103 - 190302 59.44" 8 -0.39"
190203 - 190402 60.22" 9 0.39"
190303 - 190502 56.54" 1 -3.29"
190403 - 190602 60.56" 10 0.73"
190503 - 190702 65.48" 11 5.65"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/