Climate at a Glance

National Time Series

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Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), Palmer Hydrological Drought Index (PHDI), and Palmer Modified Drought Index (PMDI) are not offered for multiple-month time scales.


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Dates Value Rank Departure From Mean (42.37°F)
1901-1905 Base Period
189501 - 189505 41.22°F 2 -1.15°F
189601 - 189605 43.87°F 10 1.50°F
189701 - 189705 42.54°F 6 0.17°F
189801 - 189805 43.56°F 9 1.19°F
189901 - 189905 40.66°F 1 -1.71°F
190001 - 190005 43.90°F 11 1.53°F
190101 - 190105 42.55°F 7 0.18°F
190201 - 190205 43.19°F 8 0.82°F
190301 - 190305 42.25°F 5 -0.12°F
190401 - 190405 42.10°F 4 -0.27°F
190501 - 190505 41.76°F 3 -0.61°F

Citing This Page

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