Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (147.94")
1901-1954 Base Period
189504 - 190003 145.12" 14 -2.82"
189604 - 190103 147.93" 33 -0.01"
189704 - 190203 144.35" 10 -3.59"
189804 - 190303 148.98" 35 1.04"
189904 - 190403 146.59" 22 -1.35"
190004 - 190503 147.13" 26 -0.81"
190104 - 190603 149.27" 38 1.33"
190204 - 190703 153.49" 49 5.55"
190304 - 190803 152.19" 43 4.25"
190404 - 190903 154.62" 51 6.68"
190504 - 191003 155.18" 53 7.24"
190604 - 191103 148.45" 34 0.51"
190704 - 191203 146.58" 21 -1.36"
190804 - 191303 146.85" 23 -1.09"
190904 - 191403 144.54" 13 -3.40"
191004 - 191503 145.31" 17 -2.63"
191104 - 191603 152.83" 48 4.89"
191204 - 191703 150.56" 40 2.62"
191304 - 191803 144.41" 11 -3.53"
191404 - 191903 145.96" 20 -1.98"
191504 - 192003 147.65" 30 -0.29"
191604 - 192103 145.32" 18 -2.62"
191704 - 192203 147.42" 29 -0.52"
191804 - 192303 151.25" 41 3.31"
191904 - 192403 152.20" 44 4.26"
192004 - 192503 147.20" 27 -0.74"
192104 - 192603 144.15" 8 -3.79"
192204 - 192703 145.14" 15 -2.80"
192304 - 192803 146.95" 24 -0.99"
192404 - 192903 147.12" 25 -0.82"
192504 - 193003 150.28" 39 2.34"
192604 - 193103 147.22" 28 -0.72"
192704 - 193203 145.52" 19 -2.42"
192804 - 193303 144.34" 9 -3.60"
192904 - 193403 139.81" 2 -8.13"
193004 - 193503 137.37" 1 -10.57"
193104 - 193603 142.62" 6 -5.32"
193204 - 193703 140.72" 3 -7.22"
193304 - 193803 141.72" 4 -6.22"
193404 - 193903 144.48" 12 -3.46"
193504 - 194003 143.68" 7 -4.26"
193604 - 194103 142.61" 5 -5.33"
193704 - 194203 147.82" 32 -0.12"
193804 - 194303 149.16" 36 1.22"
193904 - 194403 147.77" 31 -0.17"
194004 - 194503 152.47" 46 4.53"
194104 - 194603 155.93" 55 7.99"
194204 - 194703 152.57" 47 4.63"
194304 - 194803 152.06" 42 4.12"
194404 - 194903 155.24" 54 7.30"
194504 - 195003 154.87" 52 6.93"
194604 - 195103 152.24" 45 4.30"
194704 - 195203 154.10" 50 6.16"
194804 - 195303 149.24" 37 1.30"
194904 - 195403 145.23" 16 -2.71"

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/