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 (60.35")
1901-1910 Base Period
189504 - 189703 59.40" 7 -0.95"
189604 - 189803 59.11" 6 -1.24"
189704 - 189903 58.18" 3 -2.17"
189804 - 190003 58.32" 4 -2.03"
189904 - 190103 58.04" 2 -2.31"
190004 - 190203 58.63" 5 -1.72"
190104 - 190303 60.16" 9 -0.19"
190204 - 190403 60.42" 10 0.07"
190304 - 190503 56.47" 1 -3.88"
190404 - 190603 60.72" 11 0.37"
190504 - 190703 64.99" 14 4.64"
190604 - 190803 63.08" 13 2.73"
190704 - 190903 61.55" 12 1.20"
190804 - 191003 59.46" 8 -0.89"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/