Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (117.79")
1901-1966 Base Period
189504 - 189903 117.58" 36 -0.21"
189604 - 190003 117.43" 34 -0.36"
189704 - 190103 116.22" 28 -1.57"
189804 - 190203 116.95" 32 -0.84"
189904 - 190303 118.20" 40 0.41"
190004 - 190403 119.05" 42 1.26"
190104 - 190503 116.63" 31 -1.16"
190204 - 190603 121.14" 51 3.35"
190304 - 190703 121.46" 53 3.67"
190404 - 190803 123.80" 64 6.01"
190504 - 190903 126.54" 68 8.75"
190604 - 191003 122.54" 58 4.75"
190704 - 191103 116.10" 26 -1.69"
190804 - 191203 115.85" 20 -1.94"
190904 - 191303 116.03" 25 -1.76"
191004 - 191403 115.90" 21 -1.89"
191104 - 191503 119.40" 43 1.61"
191204 - 191603 122.35" 57 4.56"
191304 - 191703 119.56" 44 1.77"
191404 - 191803 115.90" 21 -1.89"
191504 - 191903 116.55" 30 -1.24"
191604 - 192003 114.22" 13 -3.57"
191704 - 192103 117.11" 33 -0.68"
191804 - 192203 122.57" 59 4.78"
191904 - 192303 121.19" 52 3.40"
192004 - 192403 121.10" 50 3.31"
192104 - 192503 116.10" 26 -1.69"
192204 - 192603 113.84" 11 -3.95"
192304 - 192703 116.46" 29 -1.33"
192404 - 192803 115.94" 24 -1.85"
192504 - 192903 121.02" 49 3.23"
192604 - 193003 122.23" 55 4.44"
192704 - 193103 115.92" 23 -1.87"
192804 - 193203 115.03" 17 -2.76"
192904 - 193303 113.16" 8 -4.63"
193004 - 193403 110.55" 3 -7.24"
193104 - 193503 112.38" 6 -5.41"
193204 - 193603 113.02" 7 -4.77"
193304 - 193703 111.41" 5 -6.38"
193404 - 193803 115.07" 19 -2.72"
193504 - 193903 117.66" 37 -0.13"
193604 - 194003 113.44" 9 -4.35"
193704 - 194103 114.91" 16 -2.88"
193804 - 194203 117.51" 35 -0.28"
193904 - 194303 119.75" 45 1.96"
194004 - 194403 121.75" 54 3.96"
194104 - 194503 123.30" 63 5.51"
194204 - 194603 123.02" 62 5.23"
194304 - 194703 120.92" 48 3.13"
194404 - 194803 124.04" 65 6.25"
194504 - 194903 124.52" 67 6.73"
194604 - 195003 122.24" 56 4.45"
194704 - 195103 122.69" 60 4.90"
194804 - 195203 122.96" 61 5.17"
194904 - 195303 118.04" 39 0.25"
195004 - 195403 114.88" 15 -2.91"
195104 - 195503 110.73" 4 -7.06"
195204 - 195603 107.88" 2 -9.91"
195304 - 195703 106.99" 1 -10.80"
195404 - 195803 114.33" 14 -3.46"
195504 - 195903 118.01" 38 0.22"
195604 - 196003 120.34" 46 2.55"
195704 - 196103 124.15" 66 6.36"
195804 - 196203 120.36" 47 2.57"
195904 - 196303 118.29" 41 0.50"
196004 - 196403 114.15" 12 -3.64"
196104 - 196503 115.05" 18 -2.74"
196204 - 196603 113.76" 10 -4.03"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/