Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (6.78")
1901-1997 Base Period
189512 - 189602 6.98" 67 0.20"
189612 - 189702 6.68" 48 -0.10"
189712 - 189802 6.64" 45 -0.14"
189812 - 189902 6.61" 39 -0.17"
189912 - 190002 6.62" 42 -0.16"
190012 - 190102 5.78" 12 -1.00"
190112 - 190202 6.61" 39 -0.17"
190212 - 190302 8.23" 97 1.45"
190312 - 190402 5.68" 8 -1.10"
190412 - 190502 6.69" 49 -0.09"
190512 - 190602 6.55" 38 -0.23"
190612 - 190702 7.45" 83 0.67"
190712 - 190802 7.32" 79 0.54"
190812 - 190902 7.35" 81 0.57"
190912 - 191002 6.86" 59 0.08"
191012 - 191102 6.26" 26 -0.52"
191112 - 191202 6.80" 56 0.02"
191212 - 191302 6.87" 60 0.09"
191312 - 191402 6.89" 61 0.11"
191412 - 191502 8.02" 92 1.24"
191512 - 191602 8.19" 96 1.41"
191612 - 191702 6.18" 24 -0.60"
191712 - 191802 5.79" 13 -0.99"
191812 - 191902 7.21" 76 0.43"
191912 - 192002 5.63" 7 -1.15"
192012 - 192102 6.63" 44 -0.15"
192112 - 192202 6.71" 54 -0.07"
192212 - 192302 6.97" 66 0.19"
192312 - 192402 6.66" 46 -0.12"
192412 - 192502 6.69" 49 -0.09"
192512 - 192602 6.07" 19 -0.71"
192612 - 192702 7.16" 74 0.38"
192712 - 192802 5.80" 14 -0.98"
192812 - 192902 6.12" 21 -0.66"
192912 - 193002 6.53" 35 -0.25"
193012 - 193102 4.68" 2 -2.10"
193112 - 193202 8.86" 102 2.08"
193212 - 193302 7.11" 69 0.33"
193312 - 193402 6.13" 22 -0.65"
193412 - 193502 6.02" 18 -0.76"
193512 - 193602 7.27" 77 0.49"
193612 - 193702 8.66" 101 1.88"
193712 - 193802 6.95" 63 0.17"
193812 - 193902 7.13" 72 0.35"
193912 - 194002 6.79" 55 0.01"
194012 - 194102 6.69" 49 -0.09"
194112 - 194202 6.39" 30 -0.39"
194212 - 194302 6.48" 32 -0.30"
194312 - 194402 6.28" 27 -0.50"
194412 - 194502 6.61" 39 -0.17"
194512 - 194602 7.30" 78 0.52"
194612 - 194702 5.40" 5 -1.38"
194712 - 194802 6.51" 34 -0.27"
194812 - 194902 8.15" 94 1.37"
194912 - 195002 7.81" 89 1.03"
195012 - 195102 6.54" 37 -0.24"
195112 - 195202 7.56" 86 0.78"
195212 - 195302 7.15" 73 0.37"
195312 - 195402 6.53" 35 -0.25"
195412 - 195502 5.91" 16 -0.87"
195512 - 195602 7.13" 72 0.35"
195612 - 195702 6.21" 25 -0.57"
195712 - 195802 7.12" 70 0.34"
195812 - 195902 5.86" 15 -0.92"
195912 - 196002 7.07" 68 0.29"
196012 - 196102 6.16" 23 -0.62"
196112 - 196202 7.45" 83 0.67"
196212 - 196302 4.88" 4 -1.90"
196312 - 196402 5.47" 6 -1.31"
196412 - 196502 7.83" 90 1.05"
196512 - 196602 6.86" 59 0.08"
196612 - 196702 6.11" 20 -0.67"
196712 - 196802 6.71" 54 -0.07"
196812 - 196902 8.06" 93 1.28"
196912 - 197002 6.66" 46 -0.12"
197012 - 197102 6.62" 42 -0.16"
197112 - 197202 7.33" 80 0.55"
197212 - 197302 7.46" 84 0.68"
197312 - 197402 7.92" 91 1.14"
197412 - 197502 7.64" 87 0.86"
197512 - 197602 5.76" 11 -1.02"
197612 - 197702 4.17" 1 -2.61"
197712 - 197802 7.67" 88 0.89"
197812 - 197902 8.44" 98 1.66"
197912 - 198002 6.43" 31 -0.35"
198012 - 198102 4.72" 3 -2.06"
198112 - 198202 7.48" 85 0.70"
198212 - 198302 8.52" 100 1.74"
198312 - 198402 6.90" 62 0.12"
198412 - 198502 6.01" 17 -0.77"
198512 - 198602 5.73" 9 -1.05"
198612 - 198702 6.50" 33 -0.28"
198712 - 198802 6.36" 29 -0.42"
198812 - 198902 5.75" 10 -1.03"
198912 - 199002 6.81" 57 0.03"
199012 - 199102 6.70" 52 -0.08"
199112 - 199202 7.17" 75 0.39"
199212 - 199302 8.17" 95 1.39"
199312 - 199402 6.35" 28 -0.43"
199412 - 199502 6.97" 66 0.19"
199512 - 199602 6.96" 64 0.18"
199612 - 199702 8.49" 99 1.71"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/