Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (7.71")
1901-1937 Base Period
189503 - 189505 6.86" 8 -0.85"
189603 - 189605 7.96" 27 0.25"
189703 - 189705 8.16" 30 0.45"
189803 - 189805 7.67" 21 -0.04"
189903 - 189905 7.34" 16 -0.37"
190003 - 190005 8.14" 29 0.43"
190103 - 190105 7.48" 17 -0.23"
190203 - 190205 7.75" 23 0.04"
190303 - 190305 8.01" 28 0.30"
190403 - 190405 7.81" 25 0.10"
190503 - 190505 9.48" 41 1.77"
190603 - 190605 8.50" 35 0.79"
190703 - 190705 8.22" 31 0.51"
190803 - 190805 9.00" 38 1.29"
190903 - 190905 7.53" 18 -0.18"
191003 - 191005 5.67" 2 -2.04"
191103 - 191105 6.53" 5 -1.18"
191203 - 191205 9.62" 42 1.91"
191303 - 191305 7.55" 19 -0.16"
191403 - 191405 7.06" 12 -0.65"
191503 - 191505 7.72" 22 0.01"
191603 - 191605 7.10" 13 -0.61"
191703 - 191705 7.80" 24 0.09"
191803 - 191805 7.26" 15 -0.45"
191903 - 191905 8.32" 32 0.61"
192003 - 192005 8.87" 37 1.16"
192103 - 192105 7.86" 26 0.15"
192203 - 192205 9.65" 43 1.94"
192303 - 192305 8.39" 33 0.68"
192403 - 192405 6.90" 10 -0.81"
192503 - 192505 5.58" 1 -2.13"
192603 - 192605 6.70" 7 -1.01"
192703 - 192705 8.63" 36 0.92"
192803 - 192805 7.65" 20 -0.06"
192903 - 192905 9.25" 40 1.54"
193003 - 193005 6.98" 11 -0.73"
193103 - 193105 6.67" 6 -1.04"
193203 - 193205 6.87" 9 -0.84"
193303 - 193305 8.40" 34 0.69"
193403 - 193405 5.92" 3 -1.79"
193503 - 193505 9.19" 39 1.48"
193603 - 193605 6.35" 4 -1.36"
193703 - 193705 7.16" 14 -0.55"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/