Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (59.56")
1901-1988 Base Period
189503 - 189702 57.77" 25 -1.79"
189603 - 189802 59.10" 42 -0.46"
189703 - 189902 58.98" 38 -0.58"
189803 - 190002 58.46" 31 -1.10"
189903 - 190102 58.57" 34 -0.99"
190003 - 190202 58.01" 27 -1.55"
190103 - 190302 59.44" 45 -0.12"
190203 - 190402 60.22" 52 0.66"
190303 - 190502 56.54" 19 -3.02"
190403 - 190602 60.56" 56 1.00"
190503 - 190702 65.48" 89 5.92"
190603 - 190802 64.16" 85 4.60"
190703 - 190902 61.79" 70 2.23"
190803 - 191002 60.62" 57 1.06"
190903 - 191102 55.05" 13 -4.51"
191003 - 191202 54.02" 6 -5.54"
191103 - 191302 60.20" 50 0.64"
191203 - 191402 61.05" 65 1.49"
191303 - 191502 59.40" 44 -0.16"
191403 - 191602 62.56" 80 3.00"
191503 - 191702 60.67" 58 1.11"
191603 - 191802 53.34" 2 -6.22"
191703 - 191902 54.68" 10 -4.88"
191803 - 192002 60.23" 53 0.67"
191903 - 192102 62.39" 77 2.83"
192003 - 192202 60.73" 59 1.17"
192103 - 192302 59.09" 41 -0.47"
192203 - 192402 60.93" 62 1.37"
192303 - 192502 57.97" 26 -1.59"
192403 - 192602 54.06" 7 -5.50"
192503 - 192702 58.32" 30 -1.24"
192603 - 192802 61.71" 69 2.15"
192703 - 192902 61.45" 67 1.89"
192803 - 193002 60.85" 61 1.29"
192903 - 193102 54.75" 11 -4.81"
193003 - 193202 54.26" 9 -5.30"
193103 - 193302 58.75" 36 -0.81"
193203 - 193402 55.93" 15 -3.63"
193303 - 193502 53.20" 1 -6.36"
193403 - 193602 57.30" 23 -2.26"
193503 - 193702 58.53" 33 -1.03"
193603 - 193802 56.81" 20 -2.75"
193703 - 193902 59.80" 48 0.24"
193803 - 194002 56.46" 18 -3.10"
193903 - 194102 55.17" 14 -4.39"
194003 - 194202 61.89" 71 2.33"
194103 - 194302 63.77" 84 4.21"
194203 - 194402 59.10" 42 -0.46"
194303 - 194502 58.50" 32 -1.06"
194403 - 194602 63.71" 83 4.15"
194503 - 194702 63.03" 81 3.47"
194603 - 194802 60.36" 54 0.80"
194703 - 194902 62.14" 74 2.58"
194803 - 195002 62.06" 72 2.50"
194903 - 195102 60.22" 52 0.66"
195003 - 195202 60.97" 64 1.41"
195103 - 195302 57.68" 24 -1.88"
195203 - 195402 54.24" 8 -5.32"
195303 - 195502 53.67" 5 -5.89"
195403 - 195602 54.75" 11 -4.81"
195503 - 195702 53.42" 3 -6.14"
195603 - 195802 59.08" 40 -0.48"
195703 - 195902 64.43" 86 4.87"
195803 - 196002 60.96" 63 1.40"
195903 - 196102 59.07" 39 -0.49"
196003 - 196202 59.91" 49 0.35"
196103 - 196302 58.89" 37 -0.67"
196203 - 196402 53.53" 4 -6.03"
196303 - 196502 57.16" 22 -2.40"
196403 - 196602 60.77" 60 1.21"
196503 - 196702 56.33" 17 -3.23"
196603 - 196802 56.01" 16 -3.55"
196703 - 196902 61.66" 68 2.10"
196803 - 197002 61.09" 66 1.53"
196903 - 197102 59.49" 46 -0.07"
197003 - 197202 60.44" 55 0.88"
197103 - 197302 62.07" 73 2.51"
197203 - 197402 67.36" 92 7.80"
197303 - 197502 66.36" 90 6.80"
197403 - 197602 62.47" 78 2.91"
197503 - 197702 56.93" 21 -2.63"
197603 - 197802 58.05" 28 -1.51"
197703 - 197902 63.68" 82 4.12"
197803 - 198002 62.51" 79 2.95"
197903 - 198102 58.26" 29 -1.30"
198003 - 198202 58.73" 35 -0.83"
198103 - 198302 65.43" 88 5.87"
198203 - 198402 67.01" 91 7.45"
198303 - 198502 64.92" 87 5.36"
198403 - 198602 62.18" 75 2.62"
198503 - 198702 62.33" 76 2.77"
198603 - 198802 59.61" 47 0.05"

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/