National Climate Report - Annual 2015
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its 2015 Precipitation stacks up against normal, and where it ranks among that station's history. The unusualness score is based upon the number of standard deviations difference between the 2013 value and the station's average, based on the station's history.

For a visual presentation, click a station's rank for a "Haywood plot" that shows its cumulative value for each year it has been reporting. As you read from left to right, a particular year's trace represents the average of all previous days during that year. Because of the relatively few days that make up the year-to-date average during January and February, the plots are often noisy during these months.

Annual Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2015
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Dec
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Dec Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 41.36" 56.35" -14.99" -1.1σ 8th Driest 60 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 27.28" 21.86" +5.42" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 74 yrs
Asheville NC 54.39" 45.57" +8.82" +0.8σ 12th Wettest 60 yrs
Macon GA 50.26" 45.68" +4.58" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 67 yrs
Paducah KY 59.21" 49.08" +10.13" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 66 yrs
Augusta GA 47.42" 43.57" +3.85" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 71 yrs
Savannah GA 47.65" 47.96" -0.31" -0.1σ 31st Driest 68 yrs
Huntsville AL 64.54" 54.34" +10.20" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 57 yrs
Huntington WV 49.35" 42.59" +6.76" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 55 yrs
Greenville SC 59.76" 47.19" +12.57" +1.1σ 8th Wettest 53 yrs
Beckley WV 48.14" 41.19" +6.95" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 52 yrs
Wichita KS 42.02" 32.64" +9.38" +1.4σ 3rd Wettest 62 yrs
Jackson MS 59.31" 54.14" +5.17" +0.4σ 16th Wettest 52 yrs
Binghamton NY 42.75" 39.30" +3.45" +0.6σ 15th Wettest 64 yrs
Orlando FL 54.11" 50.73" +3.38" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 59 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 43.96" 49.62" -5.66" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 79 yrs
Fort Myers FL 60.95" 55.93" +5.02" +0.7σ 23rd Wettest 95 yrs
Key West FL 36.28" 39.83" -3.55" -0.4σ 18th Driest 63 yrs
Miami FL 62.11" 61.90" +0.21" +0.1σ 34th Driest 68 yrs
Tampa FL 63.54" 46.30" +17.24" +1.5σ 8th Wettest 76 yrs
New Orleans LA 69.91" 62.45" +7.46" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Houston TX 77.14" 54.65" +22.49" +1.8σ 5th Wettest 70 yrs
Brownsville TX 46.87" 27.44" +19.43" +2.9σ 2nd Wettest 87 yrs
San Antonio TX 44.24" 32.27" +11.97" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 69 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 45.01" 31.76" +13.25" +1.6σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
Raleigh NC 57.11" 43.34" +13.77" +2.1σ 2nd Wettest 71 yrs
Greensboro NC 48.52" 42.20" +6.32" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 87 yrs
Elkins WV 48.33" 45.93" +2.40" +0.4σ 32nd Wettest 88 yrs
Norfolk VA 50.24" 46.53" +3.71" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 70 yrs
Philadelphia PA 47.26" 41.53" +5.73" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 68 yrs
Richmond VA 49.09" 43.60" +5.49" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 71 yrs
Roanoke VA 54.58" 41.25" +13.33" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 68 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 45.05" 39.74" +5.31" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 70 yrs
Wilmington NC 72.36" 57.61" +14.75" +2.1σ Wettest 68 yrs
Wilmington DE 48.75" 43.08" +5.67" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Charleston WV 48.59" 44.03" +4.56" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 67 yrs
Atlanta GA 68.41" 49.71" +18.70" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 86 yrs
Birmingham AL 60.72" 53.72" +7.00" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 86 yrs
Johnson City TN 44.52" 41.01" +3.51" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 78 yrs
Charlotte NC 49.49" 41.63" +7.86" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 74 yrs
Chattanooga TN 66.75" 52.48" +14.27" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 76 yrs
Columbia SC 63.61" 44.59" +19.02" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 68 yrs
Jacksonville FL 44.56" 52.39" -7.83" -0.8σ 19th Driest 75 yrs
Knoxville TN 51.61" 47.86" +3.75" +0.5σ 29th Wettest 106 yrs
Memphis TN 52.69" 53.68" -0.99" +0.0σ 38th Wettest 76 yrs
Mobile AL 79.54" 66.15" +13.39" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 68 yrs
Montgomery AL 54.70" 53.07" +1.63" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 68 yrs
Nashville TN 50.81" 47.25" +3.56" +0.3σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
Shreveport LA 65.28" 51.41" +13.87" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 76 yrs
Austin TX 59.98" 34.32" +25.66" +2.8σ Wettest 77 yrs
Dallas TX 68.03" 37.57" +30.46" +3.2σ Wettest 74 yrs
Abilene TX 40.41" 24.82" +15.59" +2.5σ Wettest 68 yrs
Little Rock AR 61.26" 49.75" +11.51" +1.2σ 12th Wettest 76 yrs
Fort Smith AR 73.94" 45.46" +28.48" +3.2σ Wettest 70 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 47.40" 28.92" +18.48" +3.0σ Wettest 106 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 55.07" 36.52" +18.55" +2.6σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
Tulsa OK 61.80" 40.97" +20.83" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 72 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 76.66" 60.65" +16.01" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 86 yrs
Dodge City KS 28.33" 21.60" +6.73" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 68 yrs
St Louis MO 61.28" 40.96" +20.32" +2.8σ Wettest 72 yrs
Springfield MO 59.76" 45.57" +14.19" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 75 yrs
Topeka KS 49.39" 36.46" +12.93" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Bangor ME 35.57" 41.93" -6.36" -0.7σ 15th Driest 57 yrs
Caribou ME 36.19" 38.49" -2.30" -0.3σ 29th Driest 75 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 37.23" 44.73" -7.50" -0.8σ 15th Driest 71 yrs
Buffalo NY 36.85" 40.48" -3.63" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 77 yrs
Albany NY 38.69" 39.35" -0.66" +0.2σ 32nd Wettest 77 yrs
Allentown PA 40.54" 45.35" -4.81" -0.6σ 21st Driest 68 yrs
Boston MA 34.81" 43.77" -8.96" -1.0σ 12th Driest 80 yrs
Hartford CT 39.23" 45.85" -6.62" -0.7σ 14th Driest 67 yrs
Burlington VT 37.87" 36.82" +1.05" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 75 yrs
Concord NH 38.34" 40.61" -2.27" -0.0σ 36th Wettest 75 yrs
Harrisburg PA 38.99" 40.92" -1.93" -0.1σ 31st Driest 67 yrs
Portland ME 43.85" 47.25" -3.40" -0.1σ 37th Wettest 75 yrs
Providence RI 40.86" 47.18" -6.32" -0.7σ 19th Driest 68 yrs
Syracuse NY 41.90" 38.47" +3.43" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 77 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 31.22" 38.26" -7.04" -0.9σ 15th Driest 66 yrs
Williamsport PA 40.59" 41.28" -0.69" -0.1σ 32nd Driest 67 yrs
Cleveland OH 40.11" 39.14" +0.97" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 77 yrs
Columbus OH 45.03" 39.31" +5.72" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 68 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 46.42" 38.34" +8.08" +1.5σ 4th Wettest 75 yrs
Madison WI 39.62" 34.48" +5.14" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 76 yrs
Milwaukee WI 32.86" 34.76" -1.90" +0.1σ 36th Wettest 76 yrs
Muskegon MI 36.43" 33.49" +2.94" +0.9σ 19th Wettest 111 yrs
Peoria IL 49.91" 36.49" +13.42" +1.8σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 32.90" 32.95" -0.05" -0.0σ 42nd Wettest 85 yrs
South Bend IN 36.34" 38.00" -1.66" -0.1σ 53rd Wettest 111 yrs
Youngstown OH 44.44" 38.91" +5.53" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 79 yrs
Erie PA 37.41" 42.16" -4.75" -0.4σ 28th Driest 90 yrs
Akron OH 41.58" 39.62" +1.96" +0.5σ 18th Wettest 67 yrs
Green Bay WI 32.91" 29.52" +3.39" +0.9σ 26th Wettest 129 yrs
Duluth MN 32.33" 30.96" +1.37" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 68 yrs
Fargo ND 21.34" 22.58" -1.24" +0.0σ 29th Wettest 74 yrs
Grand Forks ND 21.32" 20.81" +0.51" +0.6σ 24th Wettest 65 yrs
International Falls MN 24.98" 24.22" +0.76" +0.1σ 32nd Wettest 71 yrs
La Crosse WI 34.50" 33.06" +1.44" +0.5σ 23rd Wettest 75 yrs
St Paul MN 36.17" 30.61" +5.56" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 77 yrs
Moline IL 44.56" 37.96" +6.60" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 72 yrs
Rochester MN 35.64" 33.02" +2.62" +0.8σ 20th Wettest 94 yrs
Aberdeen SD 21.21" 21.72" -0.51" +0.0σ 47th Wettest 103 yrs
Des Moines IA 44.59" 36.02" +8.57" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 70 yrs
Grand Island NE 25.98" 26.66" -0.68" +0.2σ 30th Wettest 77 yrs
Norfolk NE 27.84" 27.41" +0.43" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 70 yrs
Omaha NE 44.51" 30.62" +13.89" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Sioux City IA 35.11" 27.74" +7.37" +1.5σ 3rd Wettest 68 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 32.89" 26.38" +6.51" +1.4σ 4th Wettest 83 yrs
Hilo HI 147.62" 126.72" +20.90" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 66 yrs
Del Rio TX 27.83" 19.52" +8.31" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 57 yrs
Kahului HI 29.11" 17.83" +11.28" +1.4σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Honolulu HI 21.11" 17.10" +4.01" +0.2σ 26th Wettest 73 yrs
Lihue HI 30.13" 37.05" -6.92" -0.8σ 15th Driest 65 yrs
Roswell NM 18.02" 12.91" +5.11" +1.3σ 9th Wettest 61 yrs
Midland TX 22.65" 14.60" +8.05" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 85 yrs
Lubbock TX 29.48" 19.12" +10.36" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 69 yrs
El Paso TX 12.10" 9.71" +2.39" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 68 yrs
Amarillo TX 34.66" 20.36" +14.30" +2.8σ 2nd Wettest 69 yrs
Albuquerque NM 11.52" 9.45" +2.07" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 84 yrs
Alamosa CO 9.45" 7.31" +2.14" +1.2σ 11th Wettest 67 yrs
Goodland KS 20.57" 19.66" +0.91" +0.6σ 26th Wettest 96 yrs
Grand Junction CO 13.26" 9.42" +3.84" +2.0σ 6th Wettest 116 yrs
Ely NV 9.99" 9.76" +0.23" +0.1σ 39th Wettest 88 yrs
Tucson AZ 13.43" 11.59" +1.84" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 68 yrs
Las Vegas NV 4.52" 4.19" +0.33" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 67 yrs
Los Angeles CA 5.96" 12.82" -6.86" -1.0σ 9th Driest 71 yrs
Phoenix AZ 7.17" 8.03" -0.86" -0.1σ 36th Driest 74 yrs
Carson City NV 8.54" 7.40" +1.14" +0.6σ 25th Wettest 78 yrs
San Diego CA 9.92" 10.34" -0.42" +0.0σ 31st Wettest 76 yrs
Sacramento CA 8.53" 18.52" -9.99" -1.6σ 3rd Driest 68 yrs
San Francisco CA 8.44" 20.65" -12.21" -1.6σ 2nd Driest 69 yrs
Bismarck ND 17.75" 17.85" -0.10" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
Minot ND 14.70" 17.19" -2.49" -0.7σ 19th Driest 63 yrs
Cheyenne WY 17.57" 15.94" +1.63" +0.7σ 28th Wettest 101 yrs
Lander WY 15.17" 12.66" +2.51" +0.7σ 14th Wettest 68 yrs
North Platte NE 20.84" 20.23" +0.61" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 68 yrs
Pierre SD 22.53" 20.01" +2.52" +1.0σ 18th Wettest 101 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 23.63" 15.79" +7.84" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 109 yrs
Sheridan WY 15.93" 14.16" +1.77" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 68 yrs
Billings MT 12.96" 13.66" -0.70" -0.4σ 27th Driest 68 yrs
Casper WY 13.31" 12.52" +0.79" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 67 yrs
Rapid City SD 25.26" 16.29" +8.97" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Elko NV 11.65" 9.91" +1.74" +0.8σ 23rd Wettest 109 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 16.14" 16.10" +0.04" +0.1σ 32nd Wettest 68 yrs
Boise ID 11.00" 11.73" -0.73" -0.3σ 29th Driest 76 yrs
Great Falls MT 15.74" 14.75" +0.99" +0.3σ 28th Wettest 78 yrs
Helena MT 9.94" 11.22" -1.28" -0.5σ 25th Driest 76 yrs
Missoula MT 10.05" 14.13" -4.08" -1.3σ 7th Driest 68 yrs
Pendleton OR 10.14" 12.66" -2.52" -0.9σ 20th Driest 87 yrs
Pocatello ID 11.30" 12.13" -0.83" -0.1σ 38th Wettest 77 yrs
Spokane WA 14.09" 16.56" -2.47" -0.6σ 40th Driest 126 yrs
Eureka CA 33.85" 40.33" -6.48" -0.5σ 21st Driest 74 yrs
Eugene OR 32.28" 46.10" -13.82" -1.2σ 8th Driest 76 yrs
Medford OR 17.50" 18.35" -0.85" -0.3σ 36th Driest 88 yrs
Olympia WA 57.56" 50.00" +7.56" +0.8σ 17th Wettest 68 yrs
Portland OR 40.42" 36.03" +4.39" +0.5σ 24th Wettest 77 yrs
Salem OR 40.72" 39.67" +1.05" +0.2σ 47th Wettest 117 yrs
Seattle WA 44.85" 37.49" +7.36" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Yakima WA 8.99" 8.25" +0.74" +0.4σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
Juneau AK 85.00" 62.27" +22.73" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Fairbanks AK 14.43" 10.81" +3.62" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 86 yrs
Bethel AK 19.37" 18.54" +0.83" +0.4σ 33rd Wettest 90 yrs
Nome AK 16.72" 16.81" -0.09" -0.0σ 46th Driest 94 yrs
Barrow AK 5.80" 4.53" +1.27" +0.6σ 24th Wettest 90 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 25.29" 16.54" +8.75" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 67 yrs
Pueblo CO 16.70" 12.57" +4.13" +1.5σ 3rd Wettest 61 yrs
Fresno CA 9.00" 11.50" -2.50" -0.4σ 24th Driest 68 yrs
Baltimore MD 51.18" 41.88" +9.30" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 76 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 69.59" 58.04" +11.55" +1.1σ 4th Wettest 58 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 46.57" 41.75" +4.82" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 57 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 39.39" 41.54" -2.15" -0.3σ 25th Driest 52 yrs
Tallahassee FL 54.42" 59.23" -4.81" -0.5σ 21st Driest 66 yrs
Cincinnati KY 48.92" 42.52" +6.40" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 68 yrs
Evansville IN 51.94" 45.31" +6.63" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 68 yrs
Indianapolis IN 48.18" 42.44" +5.74" +1.0σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Lexington KY 59.90" 45.17" +14.73" +1.9σ 7th Wettest 131 yrs
Springfield IL 44.13" 37.43" +6.70" +1.3σ 14th Wettest 115 yrs
Columbus GA 63.07" 46.75" +16.32" +1.3σ 6th Wettest 68 yrs
Glasgow MT 13.06" 11.66" +1.40" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 68 yrs
Williston ND 12.07" 14.37" -2.30" -0.7σ 31st Driest 119 yrs
Astoria OR 73.83" 67.26" +6.57" +0.5σ 20th Wettest 63 yrs
Bridgeport CT 35.09" 42.74" -7.65" -0.9σ 14th Driest 66 yrs
Montpelier VT 38.65" 37.27" +1.38" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 64 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 40.98" 49.94" -8.96" -0.5σ 51st Driest 139 yrs
Worchester MA 40.37" 48.07" -7.70" -0.9σ 11th Driest 67 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 38.33" 42.77" -4.44" -0.6σ 16th Driest 57 yrs
Rockford IL 40.07" 36.24" +3.83" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 65 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 40.60" 38.19" +2.41" +0.5σ 17th Wettest 68 yrs
Toledo OH 36.51" 34.24" +2.27" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 61 yrs
Chicago IL 39.79" 36.89" +2.90" +0.6σ 15th Wettest 57 yrs
Detroit MI 30.36" 33.47" -3.11" -0.5σ 18th Driest 57 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 33.19" 38.27" -5.08" -0.8σ 13th Driest 52 yrs
Dubuque IA 39.17" 36.29" +2.88" +0.2σ 21st Wettest 62 yrs
Waterloo IA 38.87" 34.60" +4.27" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 65 yrs