Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (6.75")
1901-1988 Base Period
189512 - 189602 6.98" 61 0.23"
189612 - 189702 6.68" 46 -0.07"
189712 - 189802 6.64" 43 -0.11"
189812 - 189902 6.61" 37 -0.14"
189912 - 190002 6.62" 40 -0.13"
190012 - 190102 5.78" 11 -0.97"
190112 - 190202 6.61" 37 -0.14"
190212 - 190302 8.23" 89 1.48"
190312 - 190402 5.68" 8 -1.07"
190412 - 190502 6.69" 49 -0.06"
190512 - 190602 6.55" 36 -0.20"
190612 - 190702 7.45" 76 0.70"
190712 - 190802 7.32" 72 0.57"
190812 - 190902 7.35" 74 0.60"
190912 - 191002 6.86" 55 0.11"
191012 - 191102 6.26" 25 -0.49"
191112 - 191202 6.80" 53 0.05"
191212 - 191302 6.87" 56 0.12"
191312 - 191402 6.89" 57 0.14"
191412 - 191502 8.02" 85 1.27"
191512 - 191602 8.19" 88 1.44"
191612 - 191702 6.18" 23 -0.57"
191712 - 191802 5.79" 12 -0.96"
191812 - 191902 7.21" 69 0.46"
191912 - 192002 5.63" 7 -1.12"
192012 - 192102 6.63" 42 -0.12"
192112 - 192202 6.71" 51 -0.04"
192212 - 192302 6.97" 60 0.22"
192312 - 192402 6.66" 44 -0.09"
192412 - 192502 6.69" 49 -0.06"
192512 - 192602 6.07" 18 -0.68"
192612 - 192702 7.16" 68 0.41"
192712 - 192802 5.80" 13 -0.95"
192812 - 192902 6.12" 20 -0.63"
192912 - 193002 6.53" 33 -0.22"
193012 - 193102 4.68" 2 -2.07"
193112 - 193202 8.86" 93 2.11"
193212 - 193302 7.11" 63 0.36"
193312 - 193402 6.13" 21 -0.62"
193412 - 193502 6.02" 17 -0.73"
193512 - 193602 7.27" 70 0.52"
193612 - 193702 8.66" 92 1.91"
193712 - 193802 6.95" 59 0.20"
193812 - 193902 7.13" 66 0.38"
193912 - 194002 6.79" 52 0.04"
194012 - 194102 6.69" 49 -0.06"
194112 - 194202 6.39" 28 -0.36"
194212 - 194302 6.48" 30 -0.27"
194312 - 194402 6.28" 26 -0.47"
194412 - 194502 6.61" 37 -0.14"
194512 - 194602 7.30" 71 0.55"
194612 - 194702 5.40" 5 -1.35"
194712 - 194802 6.51" 32 -0.24"
194812 - 194902 8.15" 87 1.40"
194912 - 195002 7.81" 82 1.06"
195012 - 195102 6.54" 35 -0.21"
195112 - 195202 7.56" 79 0.81"
195212 - 195302 7.15" 67 0.40"
195312 - 195402 6.53" 33 -0.22"
195412 - 195502 5.91" 15 -0.84"
195512 - 195602 7.13" 66 0.38"
195612 - 195702 6.21" 24 -0.54"
195712 - 195802 7.12" 64 0.37"
195812 - 195902 5.86" 14 -0.89"
195912 - 196002 7.07" 62 0.32"
196012 - 196102 6.16" 22 -0.59"
196112 - 196202 7.45" 76 0.70"
196212 - 196302 4.88" 4 -1.87"
196312 - 196402 5.47" 6 -1.28"
196412 - 196502 7.83" 83 1.08"
196512 - 196602 6.86" 55 0.11"
196612 - 196702 6.11" 19 -0.64"
196712 - 196802 6.71" 51 -0.04"
196812 - 196902 8.06" 86 1.31"
196912 - 197002 6.66" 44 -0.09"
197012 - 197102 6.62" 40 -0.13"
197112 - 197202 7.33" 73 0.58"
197212 - 197302 7.46" 77 0.71"
197312 - 197402 7.92" 84 1.17"
197412 - 197502 7.64" 80 0.89"
197512 - 197602 5.76" 10 -0.99"
197612 - 197702 4.17" 1 -2.58"
197712 - 197802 7.67" 81 0.92"
197812 - 197902 8.44" 90 1.69"
197912 - 198002 6.43" 29 -0.32"
198012 - 198102 4.72" 3 -2.03"
198112 - 198202 7.48" 78 0.73"
198212 - 198302 8.52" 91 1.77"
198312 - 198402 6.90" 58 0.15"
198412 - 198502 6.01" 16 -0.74"
198512 - 198602 5.73" 9 -1.02"
198612 - 198702 6.50" 31 -0.25"
198712 - 198802 6.36" 27 -0.39"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/