Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (119.33")
1901-1996 Base Period
189504 - 189903 117.58" 41 -1.75"
189604 - 190003 117.43" 39 -1.90"
189704 - 190103 116.22" 30 -3.11"
189804 - 190203 116.95" 35 -2.38"
189904 - 190303 118.20" 47 -1.13"
190004 - 190403 119.05" 49 -0.28"
190104 - 190503 116.63" 34 -2.70"
190204 - 190603 121.14" 63 1.81"
190304 - 190703 121.46" 67 2.13"
190404 - 190803 123.80" 82 4.47"
190504 - 190903 126.54" 90 7.21"
190604 - 191003 122.54" 75 3.21"
190704 - 191103 116.10" 27 -3.23"
190804 - 191203 115.85" 21 -3.48"
190904 - 191303 116.03" 26 -3.30"
191004 - 191403 115.90" 22 -3.43"
191104 - 191503 119.40" 50 0.07"
191204 - 191603 122.35" 73 3.02"
191304 - 191703 119.56" 51 0.23"
191404 - 191803 115.90" 22 -3.43"
191504 - 191903 116.55" 33 -2.78"
191604 - 192003 114.22" 14 -5.11"
191704 - 192103 117.11" 36 -2.22"
191804 - 192203 122.57" 76 3.24"
191904 - 192303 121.19" 64 1.86"
192004 - 192403 121.10" 62 1.77"
192104 - 192503 116.10" 27 -3.23"
192204 - 192603 113.84" 12 -5.49"
192304 - 192703 116.46" 32 -2.87"
192404 - 192803 115.94" 25 -3.39"
192504 - 192903 121.02" 59 1.69"
192604 - 193003 122.23" 71 2.90"
192704 - 193103 115.92" 24 -3.41"
192804 - 193203 115.03" 18 -4.30"
192904 - 193303 113.16" 9 -6.17"
193004 - 193403 110.55" 3 -8.78"
193104 - 193503 112.38" 6 -6.95"
193204 - 193603 113.02" 8 -6.31"
193304 - 193703 111.41" 5 -7.92"
193404 - 193803 115.07" 20 -4.26"
193504 - 193903 117.66" 42 -1.67"
193604 - 194003 113.44" 10 -5.89"
193704 - 194103 114.91" 17 -4.42"
193804 - 194203 117.51" 40 -1.82"
193904 - 194303 119.75" 52 0.42"
194004 - 194403 121.75" 70 2.42"
194104 - 194503 123.30" 80 3.97"
194204 - 194603 123.02" 79 3.69"
194304 - 194703 120.92" 57 1.59"
194404 - 194803 124.04" 83 4.71"
194504 - 194903 124.52" 85 5.19"
194604 - 195003 122.24" 72 2.91"
194704 - 195103 122.69" 77 3.36"
194804 - 195203 122.96" 78 3.63"
194904 - 195303 118.04" 45 -1.29"
195004 - 195403 114.88" 16 -4.45"
195104 - 195503 110.73" 4 -8.60"
195204 - 195603 107.88" 2 -11.45"
195304 - 195703 106.99" 1 -12.34"
195404 - 195803 114.33" 15 -5.00"
195504 - 195903 118.01" 44 -1.32"
195604 - 196003 120.34" 55 1.01"
195704 - 196103 124.15" 84 4.82"
195804 - 196203 120.36" 56 1.03"
195904 - 196303 118.29" 48 -1.04"
196004 - 196403 114.15" 13 -5.18"
196104 - 196503 115.05" 19 -4.28"
196204 - 196603 113.76" 11 -5.57"
196304 - 196703 112.94" 7 -6.39"
196404 - 196803 116.11" 29 -3.22"
196504 - 196903 117.72" 43 -1.61"
196604 - 197003 118.17" 46 -1.16"
196704 - 197103 121.31" 65 1.98"
196804 - 197203 121.50" 69 2.17"
196904 - 197303 123.67" 81 4.34"
197004 - 197403 127.75" 94 8.42"
197104 - 197503 129.75" 96 10.42"
197204 - 197603 130.27" 97 10.94"
197304 - 197703 122.39" 74 3.06"
197404 - 197803 120.15" 54 0.82"
197504 - 197903 120.01" 53 0.68"
197604 - 198003 121.38" 66 2.05"
197704 - 198103 121.05" 60 1.72"
197804 - 198203 121.49" 68 2.16"
197904 - 198303 124.59" 86 5.26"
198004 - 198403 125.10" 87 5.77"
198104 - 198503 130.62" 98 11.29"
198204 - 198603 128.66" 95 9.33"
198304 - 198703 126.22" 89 6.89"
198404 - 198803 121.08" 61 1.75"
198504 - 198903 117.23" 37 -2.10"
198604 - 199003 117.27" 38 -2.06"
198704 - 199103 116.30" 31 -3.03"
198804 - 199203 120.94" 58 1.61"
198904 - 199303 126.18" 88 6.85"
199004 - 199403 127.06" 91 7.73"
199104 - 199503 127.37" 93 8.04"
199204 - 199603 127.23" 92 7.90"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/