Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (59.54")
1901-1992 Base Period
189503 - 189702 57.77" 27 -1.77"
189603 - 189802 59.10" 44 -0.44"
189703 - 189902 58.98" 40 -0.56"
189803 - 190002 58.46" 33 -1.08"
189903 - 190102 58.57" 36 -0.97"
190003 - 190202 58.01" 29 -1.53"
190103 - 190302 59.44" 47 -0.10"
190203 - 190402 60.22" 54 0.68"
190303 - 190502 56.54" 20 -3.00"
190403 - 190602 60.56" 58 1.02"
190503 - 190702 65.48" 93 5.94"
190603 - 190802 64.16" 89 4.62"
190703 - 190902 61.79" 73 2.25"
190803 - 191002 60.62" 59 1.08"
190903 - 191102 55.05" 14 -4.49"
191003 - 191202 54.02" 6 -5.52"
191103 - 191302 60.20" 52 0.66"
191203 - 191402 61.05" 67 1.51"
191303 - 191502 59.40" 46 -0.14"
191403 - 191602 62.56" 83 3.02"
191503 - 191702 60.67" 60 1.13"
191603 - 191802 53.34" 2 -6.20"
191703 - 191902 54.68" 11 -4.86"
191803 - 192002 60.23" 55 0.69"
191903 - 192102 62.39" 80 2.85"
192003 - 192202 60.73" 61 1.19"
192103 - 192302 59.09" 43 -0.45"
192203 - 192402 60.93" 64 1.39"
192303 - 192502 57.97" 28 -1.57"
192403 - 192602 54.06" 7 -5.48"
192503 - 192702 58.32" 32 -1.22"
192603 - 192802 61.71" 72 2.17"
192703 - 192902 61.45" 70 1.91"
192803 - 193002 60.85" 63 1.31"
192903 - 193102 54.75" 12 -4.79"
193003 - 193202 54.26" 9 -5.28"
193103 - 193302 58.75" 38 -0.79"
193203 - 193402 55.93" 16 -3.61"
193303 - 193502 53.20" 1 -6.34"
193403 - 193602 57.30" 25 -2.24"
193503 - 193702 58.53" 35 -1.01"
193603 - 193802 56.81" 21 -2.73"
193703 - 193902 59.80" 50 0.26"
193803 - 194002 56.46" 19 -3.08"
193903 - 194102 55.17" 15 -4.37"
194003 - 194202 61.89" 74 2.35"
194103 - 194302 63.77" 88 4.23"
194203 - 194402 59.10" 44 -0.44"
194303 - 194502 58.50" 34 -1.04"
194403 - 194602 63.71" 87 4.17"
194503 - 194702 63.03" 84 3.49"
194603 - 194802 60.36" 56 0.82"
194703 - 194902 62.14" 77 2.60"
194803 - 195002 62.06" 75 2.52"
194903 - 195102 60.22" 54 0.68"
195003 - 195202 60.97" 66 1.43"
195103 - 195302 57.68" 26 -1.86"
195203 - 195402 54.24" 8 -5.30"
195303 - 195502 53.67" 5 -5.87"
195403 - 195602 54.75" 12 -4.79"
195503 - 195702 53.42" 3 -6.12"
195603 - 195802 59.08" 42 -0.46"
195703 - 195902 64.43" 90 4.89"
195803 - 196002 60.96" 65 1.42"
195903 - 196102 59.07" 41 -0.47"
196003 - 196202 59.91" 51 0.37"
196103 - 196302 58.89" 39 -0.65"
196203 - 196402 53.53" 4 -6.01"
196303 - 196502 57.16" 24 -2.38"
196403 - 196602 60.77" 62 1.23"
196503 - 196702 56.33" 18 -3.21"
196603 - 196802 56.01" 17 -3.53"
196703 - 196902 61.66" 71 2.12"
196803 - 197002 61.09" 68 1.55"
196903 - 197102 59.49" 48 -0.05"
197003 - 197202 60.44" 57 0.90"
197103 - 197302 62.07" 76 2.53"
197203 - 197402 67.36" 96 7.82"
197303 - 197502 66.36" 94 6.82"
197403 - 197602 62.47" 81 2.93"
197503 - 197702 56.93" 22 -2.61"
197603 - 197802 58.05" 30 -1.49"
197703 - 197902 63.68" 86 4.14"
197803 - 198002 62.51" 82 2.97"
197903 - 198102 58.26" 31 -1.28"
198003 - 198202 58.73" 37 -0.81"
198103 - 198302 65.43" 92 5.89"
198203 - 198402 67.01" 95 7.47"
198303 - 198502 64.92" 91 5.38"
198403 - 198602 62.18" 78 2.64"
198503 - 198702 62.33" 79 2.79"
198603 - 198802 59.61" 49 0.07"
198703 - 198902 54.47" 10 -5.07"
198803 - 199002 56.93" 22 -2.61"
198903 - 199102 61.17" 69 1.63"
199003 - 199202 63.54" 85 4.00"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/