Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (58.91")
1901-1970 Base Period
189503 - 189702 57.77" 24 -1.14"
189603 - 189802 59.10" 39 0.19"
189703 - 189902 58.98" 34 0.07"
189803 - 190002 58.46" 28 -0.45"
189903 - 190102 58.57" 31 -0.34"
190003 - 190202 58.01" 26 -0.90"
190103 - 190302 59.44" 41 0.53"
190203 - 190402 60.22" 46 1.31"
190303 - 190502 56.54" 19 -2.37"
190403 - 190602 60.56" 49 1.65"
190503 - 190702 65.48" 74 6.57"
190603 - 190802 64.16" 72 5.25"
190703 - 190902 61.79" 63 2.88"
190803 - 191002 60.62" 50 1.71"
190903 - 191102 55.05" 13 -3.86"
191003 - 191202 54.02" 6 -4.89"
191103 - 191302 60.20" 44 1.29"
191203 - 191402 61.05" 58 2.14"
191303 - 191502 59.40" 40 0.49"
191403 - 191602 62.56" 68 3.65"
191503 - 191702 60.67" 51 1.76"
191603 - 191802 53.34" 2 -5.57"
191703 - 191902 54.68" 10 -4.23"
191803 - 192002 60.23" 47 1.32"
191903 - 192102 62.39" 67 3.48"
192003 - 192202 60.73" 52 1.82"
192103 - 192302 59.09" 37 0.18"
192203 - 192402 60.93" 55 2.02"
192303 - 192502 57.97" 25 -0.94"
192403 - 192602 54.06" 7 -4.85"
192503 - 192702 58.32" 27 -0.59"
192603 - 192802 61.71" 62 2.80"
192703 - 192902 61.45" 60 2.54"
192803 - 193002 60.85" 54 1.94"
192903 - 193102 54.75" 11 -4.16"
193003 - 193202 54.26" 9 -4.65"
193103 - 193302 58.75" 32 -0.16"
193203 - 193402 55.93" 15 -2.98"
193303 - 193502 53.20" 1 -5.71"
193403 - 193602 57.30" 22 -1.61"
193503 - 193702 58.53" 30 -0.38"
193603 - 193802 56.81" 20 -2.10"
193703 - 193902 59.80" 42 0.89"
193803 - 194002 56.46" 18 -2.45"
193903 - 194102 55.17" 14 -3.74"
194003 - 194202 61.89" 64 2.98"
194103 - 194302 63.77" 71 4.86"
194203 - 194402 59.10" 39 0.19"
194303 - 194502 58.50" 29 -0.41"
194403 - 194602 63.71" 70 4.80"
194503 - 194702 63.03" 69 4.12"
194603 - 194802 60.36" 48 1.45"
194703 - 194902 62.14" 66 3.23"
194803 - 195002 62.06" 65 3.15"
194903 - 195102 60.22" 46 1.31"
195003 - 195202 60.97" 57 2.06"
195103 - 195302 57.68" 23 -1.23"
195203 - 195402 54.24" 8 -4.67"
195303 - 195502 53.67" 5 -5.24"
195403 - 195602 54.75" 11 -4.16"
195503 - 195702 53.42" 3 -5.49"
195603 - 195802 59.08" 36 0.17"
195703 - 195902 64.43" 73 5.52"
195803 - 196002 60.96" 56 2.05"
195903 - 196102 59.07" 35 0.16"
196003 - 196202 59.91" 43 1.00"
196103 - 196302 58.89" 33 -0.02"
196203 - 196402 53.53" 4 -5.38"
196303 - 196502 57.16" 21 -1.75"
196403 - 196602 60.77" 53 1.86"
196503 - 196702 56.33" 17 -2.58"
196603 - 196802 56.01" 16 -2.90"
196703 - 196902 61.66" 61 2.75"
196803 - 197002 61.09" 59 2.18"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/