Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (14.73")
1901-2000 Base Period
189512 - 189605 14.94" 64 0.21"
189612 - 189705 14.84" 60 0.11"
189712 - 189805 14.31" 44 -0.42"
189812 - 189905 13.95" 38 -0.78"
189912 - 190005 14.76" 58 0.03"
190012 - 190105 13.26" 17 -1.47"
190112 - 190205 14.36" 46 -0.37"
190212 - 190305 16.24" 98 1.51"
190312 - 190405 13.49" 23 -1.24"
190412 - 190505 16.17" 96 1.44"
190512 - 190605 15.05" 65 0.32"
190612 - 190705 15.67" 84 0.94"
190712 - 190805 16.32" 99 1.59"
190812 - 190905 14.88" 63 0.15"
190912 - 191005 12.53" 6 -2.20"
191012 - 191105 12.79" 9 -1.94"
191112 - 191205 16.42" 101 1.69"
191212 - 191305 14.42" 48 -0.31"
191312 - 191405 13.95" 38 -0.78"
191412 - 191505 15.74" 87 1.01"
191512 - 191605 15.29" 75 0.56"
191612 - 191705 13.98" 41 -0.75"
191712 - 191805 13.05" 13 -1.68"
191812 - 191905 15.53" 80 0.80"
191912 - 192005 14.50" 51 -0.23"
192012 - 192105 14.49" 50 -0.24"
192112 - 192205 16.36" 100 1.63"
192212 - 192305 15.36" 76 0.63"
192312 - 192405 13.56" 26 -1.17"
192412 - 192505 12.27" 5 -2.46"
192512 - 192605 12.77" 8 -1.96"
192612 - 192705 15.79" 89 1.06"
192712 - 192805 13.45" 21 -1.28"
192812 - 192905 15.37" 77 0.64"
192912 - 193005 13.51" 24 -1.22"
193012 - 193105 11.35" 1 -3.38"
193112 - 193205 15.73" 86 1.00"
193212 - 193305 15.51" 79 0.78"
193312 - 193405 12.05" 3 -2.68"
193412 - 193505 15.21" 69 0.48"
193512 - 193605 13.62" 29 -1.11"
193612 - 193705 15.82" 90 1.09"
193712 - 193805 16.18" 97 1.45"
193812 - 193905 13.56" 26 -1.17"
193912 - 194005 14.32" 45 -0.41"
194012 - 194105 14.46" 49 -0.27"
194112 - 194205 14.85" 61 0.12"
194212 - 194305 14.88" 63 0.15"
194312 - 194405 15.61" 82 0.88"
194412 - 194505 15.65" 83 0.92"
194512 - 194605 15.38" 78 0.65"
194612 - 194705 13.87" 36 -0.86"
194712 - 194805 14.82" 59 0.09"
194812 - 194905 15.69" 85 0.96"
194912 - 195005 15.26" 71 0.53"
195012 - 195105 13.86" 35 -0.87"
195112 - 195205 15.58" 81 0.85"
195212 - 195305 15.98" 93 1.25"
195312 - 195405 13.78" 33 -0.95"
195412 - 195505 13.30" 18 -1.43"
195512 - 195605 13.62" 29 -1.11"
195612 - 195705 16.61" 102 1.88"
195712 - 195805 15.29" 75 0.56"
195812 - 195905 13.34" 19 -1.39"
195912 - 196005 14.21" 43 -0.52"
196012 - 196105 14.50" 51 -0.23"
196112 - 196205 14.39" 47 -0.34"
196212 - 196305 12.01" 2 -2.72"
196312 - 196405 13.84" 34 -0.89"
196412 - 196505 15.22" 70 0.49"
196512 - 196605 13.20" 15 -1.53"
196612 - 196705 13.66" 31 -1.07"
196712 - 196805 14.66" 55 -0.07"
196812 - 196905 15.21" 69 0.48"
196912 - 197005 14.73" 57 0.00"
197012 - 197105 13.48" 22 -1.25"
197112 - 197205 14.67" 56 -0.06"
197212 - 197305 17.82" 110 3.09"
197312 - 197405 16.17" 96 1.44"
197412 - 197505 16.99" 106 2.26"
197512 - 197605 13.55" 25 -1.18"
197612 - 197705 12.21" 4 -2.52"
197712 - 197805 16.11" 94 1.38"
197812 - 197905 17.54" 109 2.81"
197912 - 198005 15.29" 75 0.56"
198012 - 198105 12.67" 7 -2.06"
198112 - 198205 15.93" 92 1.20"
198212 - 198305 18.89" 111 4.16"
198312 - 198405 15.75" 88 1.02"
198412 - 198505 13.01" 12 -1.72"
198512 - 198605 12.90" 11 -1.83"
198612 - 198705 13.87" 36 -0.86"
198712 - 198805 12.79" 9 -1.94"
198812 - 198905 13.71" 32 -1.02"
198912 - 199005 15.84" 91 1.11"
199012 - 199105 17.10" 107 2.37"
199112 - 199205 14.03" 42 -0.70"
199212 - 199305 16.88" 104 2.15"
199312 - 199405 13.96" 40 -0.77"
199412 - 199505 16.89" 105 2.16"
199512 - 199605 15.08" 66 0.35"
199612 - 199705 16.70" 103 1.97"
199712 - 199805 17.41" 108 2.68"
199812 - 199905 15.10" 67 0.37"
199912 - 200005 13.41" 20 -1.32"
200012 - 200105 13.22" 16 -1.51"
200112 - 200205 13.18" 14 -1.55"
200212 - 200305 15.28" 72 0.55"
200312 - 200405 14.65" 54 -0.08"
200412 - 200505 14.61" 53 -0.12"
200512 - 200605 13.56" 26 -1.17"

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