National Climate Report - March 2015
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Mar 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.

Year-to-Date (Jan-Mar) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2015
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Mar
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Mar Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 9.74" 8.10" +1.64" +0.6σ 14th Wettest 60 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 8.04" 6.33" +1.71" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 80 yrs
Asheville NC 7.96" 11.26" -3.30" -1.1σ 9th Driest 60 yrs
Macon GA 9.09" 13.15" -4.06" -1.0σ 12th Driest 67 yrs
Paducah KY 16.03" 11.52" +4.51" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 66 yrs
Augusta GA 9.85" 12.01" -2.16" -0.6σ 24th Driest 71 yrs
Savannah GA 9.58" 10.21" -0.63" -0.1σ 34th Wettest 68 yrs
Huntsville AL 13.37" 14.94" -1.57" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 57 yrs
Huntington WV 11.78" 9.94" +1.84" +0.7σ 13th Wettest 55 yrs
Greenville SC 9.40" 12.31" -2.91" -1.0σ 11th Driest 53 yrs
Beckley WV 12.35" 9.14" +3.21" +1.0σ 8th Wettest 52 yrs
Wichita KS 2.05" 4.70" -2.65" -0.8σ 15th Driest 62 yrs
Jackson MS 17.49" 14.77" +2.72" +0.4σ 18th Wettest 52 yrs
Binghamton NY 5.94" 7.75" -1.81" -1.0σ 8th Driest 64 yrs
Orlando FL 8.85" 8.50" +0.35" +0.1σ 24th Wettest 59 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 6.30" 9.76" -3.46" -0.6σ 28th Driest 79 yrs
Fort Myers FL 4.69" 6.97" -2.28" -0.3σ 44th Driest 102 yrs
Key West FL 4.71" 5.58" -0.87" -0.1σ 29th Wettest 64 yrs
Miami FL 5.09" 6.87" -1.78" -0.4σ 29th Driest 68 yrs
Tampa FL 9.34" 8.07" +1.27" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 76 yrs
New Orleans LA 14.07" 15.00" -0.93" -0.2σ 34th Wettest 68 yrs
Houston TX 12.28" 10.28" +2.00" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 73 yrs
Brownsville TX 9.08" 3.58" +5.50" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 91 yrs
San Antonio TX 7.18" 5.86" +1.32" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 69 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 9.58" 5.36" +4.22" +1.6σ 3rd Wettest 68 yrs
Raleigh NC 9.55" 10.84" -1.29" -0.3σ 30th Driest 71 yrs
Greensboro NC 7.41" 9.75" -2.34" -0.9σ 17th Driest 87 yrs
Elkins WV 13.11" 10.29" +2.82" +1.1σ 15th Wettest 89 yrs
Norfolk VA 8.89" 10.20" -1.31" -0.4σ 24th Driest 70 yrs
Philadelphia PA 12.40" 9.47" +2.93" +1.0σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Richmond VA 11.04" 9.84" +1.20" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 72 yrs
Roanoke VA 8.26" 9.27" -1.01" -0.4σ 28th Driest 68 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 9.45" 8.91" +0.54" +0.2σ 23rd Wettest 70 yrs
Wilmington NC 12.76" 11.59" +1.17" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 68 yrs
Wilmington DE 12.00" 9.61" +2.39" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Charleston WV 10.99" 10.10" +0.89" +0.2σ 28th Wettest 67 yrs
Atlanta GA 11.50" 13.68" -2.18" -0.7σ 24th Driest 86 yrs
Birmingham AL 12.93" 14.60" -1.67" -0.7σ 24th Driest 86 yrs
Johnson City TN 9.25" 10.26" -1.01" -0.6σ 24th Driest 78 yrs
Charlotte NC 8.02" 10.74" -2.72" -1.1σ 12th Driest 74 yrs
Chattanooga TN 11.17" 14.73" -3.56" -1.0σ 12th Driest 76 yrs
Columbia SC 10.15" 10.92" -0.77" -0.5σ 26th Driest 68 yrs
Jacksonville FL 8.69" 10.44" -1.75" -0.3σ 34th Driest 75 yrs
Knoxville TN 11.59" 12.92" -1.33" -0.5σ 35th Driest 106 yrs
Memphis TN 11.14" 13.53" -2.39" -0.7σ 21st Driest 76 yrs
Mobile AL 10.00" 16.91" -6.91" -1.3σ 6th Driest 68 yrs
Montgomery AL 9.66" 15.88" -6.22" -1.2σ 8th Driest 68 yrs
Nashville TN 11.12" 11.80" -0.68" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 68 yrs
Shreveport LA 19.75" 13.09" +6.66" +1.8σ 6th Wettest 76 yrs
Austin TX 10.36" 7.00" +3.36" +1.2σ 11th Wettest 77 yrs
Dallas TX 11.17" 8.14" +3.03" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 75 yrs
Abilene TX 5.11" 4.12" +0.99" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Little Rock AR 14.91" 11.89" +3.02" +0.5σ 18th Wettest 77 yrs
Fort Smith AR 9.11" 9.42" -0.31" +0.0σ 28th Wettest 70 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 4.38" 5.09" -0.71" +0.0σ 49th Wettest 111 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 4.83" 6.03" -1.20" -0.2σ 32nd Driest 68 yrs
Tulsa OK 6.04" 6.80" -0.76" -0.1σ 35th Wettest 72 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 13.13" 15.17" -2.04" -0.4σ 35th Driest 86 yrs
Dodge City KS 1.59" 2.85" -1.26" -0.6σ 28th Driest 68 yrs
St Louis MO 5.97" 7.96" -1.99" -0.6σ 25th Driest 77 yrs
Springfield MO 5.99" 8.61" -2.62" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 75 yrs
Topeka KS 2.77" 4.67" -1.90" -0.8σ 18th Driest 69 yrs
Bangor ME 6.34" 8.79" -2.45" -1.0σ 11th Driest 58 yrs
Caribou ME 5.77" 7.43" -1.66" -0.8σ 15th Driest 74 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 11.63" 9.90" +1.73" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 71 yrs
Buffalo NY 6.45" 8.54" -2.09" -1.0σ 9th Driest 77 yrs
Albany NY 5.58" 8.00" -2.42" -1.0σ 15th Driest 77 yrs
Allentown PA 9.04" 9.12" -0.08" -0.2σ 29th Driest 68 yrs
Boston MA 10.00" 10.93" -0.93" -0.3σ 36th Driest 80 yrs
Hartford CT 8.85" 9.74" -0.89" -0.5σ 21st Driest 67 yrs
Burlington VT 3.30" 6.04" -2.74" -1.5σ 5th Driest 75 yrs
Concord NH 7.55" 8.59" -1.04" -0.3σ 32nd Driest 74 yrs
Harrisburg PA 4.44" 8.96" -4.52" -2.0σ 2nd Driest 68 yrs
Portland ME 9.28" 10.87" -1.59" -0.5σ 25th Driest 75 yrs
Providence RI 10.76" 12.16" -1.40" -0.4σ 25th Driest 68 yrs
Syracuse NY 5.41" 7.52" -2.11" -1.3σ 7th Driest 77 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 4.98" 6.95" -1.97" -1.0σ 10th Driest 66 yrs
Williamsport PA 5.17" 8.01" -2.84" -1.5σ 4th Driest 67 yrs
Cleveland OH 6.78" 7.99" -1.21" -0.5σ 27th Driest 77 yrs
Columbus OH 8.50" 8.00" +0.50" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 68 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 5.85" 7.01" -1.16" -0.5σ 24th Driest 76 yrs
Madison WI 1.97" 4.88" -2.91" -1.6σ 5th Driest 76 yrs
Milwaukee WI 2.56" 5.68" -3.12" -1.4σ 6th Driest 77 yrs
Muskegon MI 4.43" 6.11" -1.68" -0.9σ 19th Driest 116 yrs
Peoria IL 4.37" 6.37" -2.00" -0.8σ 19th Driest 72 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 4.80" 5.48" -0.68" -0.5σ 29th Driest 85 yrs
South Bend IN 4.70" 6.66" -1.96" -1.0σ 16th Driest 113 yrs
Youngstown OH 7.58" 7.64" -0.06" -0.2σ 40th Driest 80 yrs
Erie PA 7.77" 8.29" -0.52" -0.1σ 40th Wettest 90 yrs
Akron OH 8.24" 7.90" +0.34" +0.0σ 27th Wettest 67 yrs
Green Bay WI 1.88" 4.09" -2.21" -1.6σ 3rd Driest 129 yrs
Duluth MN 1.63" 3.26" -1.63" -1.3σ 6th Driest 68 yrs
Fargo ND 1.28" 2.61" -1.33" -0.9σ 12th Driest 73 yrs
Grand Forks ND 1.13" 2.03" -0.90" -1.1σ 12th Driest 66 yrs
International Falls MN 2.67" 2.14" +0.53" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 80 yrs
La Crosse WI 2.03" 4.21" -2.18" -1.5σ 7th Driest 75 yrs
St Paul MN 1.37" 3.56" -2.19" -1.5σ 3rd Driest 77 yrs
Moline IL 3.83" 5.95" -2.12" -1.1σ 9th Driest 72 yrs
Rochester MN 2.44" 3.57" -1.13" -0.8σ 20th Driest 97 yrs
Aberdeen SD 1.29" 2.18" -0.89" -0.8σ 21st Driest 116 yrs
Des Moines IA 2.52" 4.58" -2.06" -1.1σ 10th Driest 70 yrs
Grand Island NE 1.34" 3.01" -1.67" -1.0σ 10th Driest 77 yrs
Norfolk NE 1.70" 3.12" -1.42" -0.8σ 15th Driest 70 yrs
Omaha NE 1.69" 3.56" -1.87" -1.1σ 10th Driest 67 yrs
Sioux City IA 1.85" 3.29" -1.44" -1.0σ 11th Driest 68 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 1.56" 2.92" -1.36" -1.1σ 8th Driest 84 yrs
Hilo HI 17.02" 32.25" -15.23" -0.9σ 11th Driest 66 yrs
Del Rio TX 3.20" 2.74" +0.46" +0.5σ 13th Wettest 58 yrs
Kahului HI 14.29" 7.21" +7.08" +1.2σ 13th Wettest 74 yrs
Honolulu HI 2.41" 6.32" -3.91" -0.9σ 13th Driest 66 yrs
Lihue HI 3.56" 11.52" -7.96" -1.1σ 6th Driest 65 yrs
Roswell NM 2.20" 1.31" +0.89" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 61 yrs
Midland TX 4.35" 1.87" +2.48" +2.1σ 5th Wettest 85 yrs
Lubbock TX 2.58" 2.50" +0.08" +0.3σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
El Paso TX 1.50" 1.12" +0.38" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 68 yrs
Amarillo TX 2.29" 2.67" -0.38" +0.0σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
Albuquerque NM 1.42" 1.43" -0.01" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 84 yrs
Alamosa CO 1.75" 1.05" +0.70" +1.8σ 6th Wettest 67 yrs
Goodland KS 1.20" 1.94" -0.74" -0.6σ 33rd Driest 103 yrs
Grand Junction CO 1.14" 2.04" -0.90" -1.0σ 20th Driest 116 yrs
Ely NV 0.88" 2.38" -1.50" -1.2σ 7th Driest 92 yrs
Tucson AZ 3.45" 2.53" +0.92" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 68 yrs
Las Vegas NV 1.70" 1.74" -0.04" +0.1σ 25th Wettest 67 yrs
Los Angeles CA 2.01" 7.81" -5.80" -1.0σ 9th Driest 71 yrs
Phoenix AZ 1.16" 2.82" -1.66" -0.8σ 18th Driest 76 yrs
Carson City NV 1.50" 2.81" -1.31" -0.8σ 19th Driest 78 yrs
San Diego CA 1.63" 6.06" -4.43" -1.0σ 4th Driest 76 yrs
Sacramento CA 3.04" 9.86" -6.82" -1.4σ 5th Driest 74 yrs
San Francisco CA 2.07" 11.21" -9.14" -1.5σ 2nd Driest 69 yrs
Bismarck ND 1.60" 1.81" -0.21" -0.2σ 30th Wettest 68 yrs
Minot ND 0.79" 1.75" -0.96" -1.1σ 10th Driest 62 yrs
Cheyenne WY 0.88" 1.85" -0.97" -1.3σ 7th Driest 101 yrs
Lander WY 2.11" 2.15" -0.04" -0.1σ 34th Driest 68 yrs
North Platte NE 0.76" 1.89" -1.13" -1.1σ 4th Driest 68 yrs
Pierre SD 0.69" 2.24" -1.55" -1.3σ 6th Driest 107 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 1.12" 2.01" -0.89" -0.8σ 31st Driest 115 yrs
Sheridan WY 2.15" 2.08" +0.07" -0.2σ 32nd Driest 68 yrs
Billings MT 1.68" 2.02" -0.34" -0.8σ 16th Driest 68 yrs
Casper WY 1.96" 1.90" +0.06" -0.0σ 31st Wettest 67 yrs
Rapid City SD 0.53" 1.67" -1.14" -1.6σ 2nd Driest 67 yrs
Elko NV 0.65" 2.96" -2.31" -1.4σ Driest 113 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 1.89" 4.29" -2.40" -1.7σ Driest 68 yrs
Boise ID 2.69" 3.62" -0.93" -0.8σ 19th Driest 76 yrs
Great Falls MT 1.50" 1.89" -0.39" -0.9σ 20th Driest 78 yrs
Helena MT 1.18" 1.25" -0.07" -0.5σ 29th Driest 76 yrs
Missoula MT 2.72" 2.55" +0.17" -0.1σ 33rd Wettest 68 yrs
Pendleton OR 2.76" 3.86" -1.10" -0.9σ 20th Driest 87 yrs
Pocatello ID 1.36" 3.22" -1.86" -1.7σ 4th Driest 76 yrs
Spokane WA 5.39" 4.73" +0.66" +0.3σ 43rd Wettest 125 yrs
Eureka CA 9.60" 17.43" -7.83" -1.3σ 9th Driest 74 yrs
Eugene OR 9.73" 17.29" -7.56" -1.2σ 8th Driest 76 yrs
Medford OR 5.89" 6.15" -0.26" -0.3σ 40th Driest 88 yrs
Olympia WA 17.91" 18.40" -0.49" -0.2σ 30th Driest 68 yrs
Portland OR 11.75" 12.22" -0.47" -0.3σ 29th Driest 77 yrs
Salem OR 11.79" 14.51" -2.72" -0.6σ 35th Driest 120 yrs
Seattle WA 13.41" 12.79" +0.62" -0.0σ 31st Driest 68 yrs
Yakima WA 2.43" 2.54" -0.11" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 69 yrs
Juneau AK 20.13" 13.26" +6.87" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 69 yrs
Fairbanks AK 1.13" 1.25" -0.12" -0.4σ 34th Driest 86 yrs
Bethel AK 1.56" 2.21" -0.65" -0.4σ 40th Driest 89 yrs
Nome AK 2.34" 2.52" -0.18" -0.2σ 50th Driest 99 yrs
Barrow AK 0.86" 0.36" +0.50" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 92 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 3.14" 1.66" +1.48" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Pueblo CO 1.95" 1.58" +0.37" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 61 yrs
Fresno CA 1.41" 6.25" -4.84" -1.3σ 4th Driest 68 yrs
Baltimore MD 10.80" 9.85" +0.95" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 76 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 14.52" 14.03" +0.49" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 58 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 14.70" 10.30" +4.40" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 57 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 8.94" 8.80" +0.14" +0.1σ 23rd Wettest 52 yrs
Tallahassee FL 12.34" 15.13" -2.79" -0.5σ 25th Driest 66 yrs
Cincinnati KY 10.49" 9.77" +0.72" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 68 yrs
Evansville IN 12.38" 10.51" +1.87" +0.4σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Indianapolis IN 6.70" 8.54" -1.84" -0.7σ 14th Driest 68 yrs
Lexington KY 12.31" 10.47" +1.84" +0.2σ 43rd Wettest 132 yrs
Springfield IL 4.84" 6.26" -1.42" -0.9σ 28th Driest 115 yrs
Columbus GA 9.83" 13.75" -3.92" -1.2σ 10th Driest 68 yrs
Glasgow MT 1.82" 1.05" +0.77" +1.0σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Williston ND 1.42" 1.69" -0.27" -0.4σ 46th Driest 120 yrs
Astoria OR 22.07" 24.84" -2.77" -0.5σ 21st Driest 62 yrs
Bridgeport CT 11.08" 9.94" +1.14" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 67 yrs
Montpelier VT 3.72" 6.88" -3.16" -1.5σ 6th Driest 65 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 12.00" 11.10" +0.90" +0.4σ 45th Wettest 140 yrs
Worchester MA 10.74" 10.93" -0.19" -0.1σ 32nd Driest 67 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 12.55" 9.53" +3.02" +1.1σ 7th Wettest 58 yrs
Rockford IL 3.24" 5.10" -1.86" -1.1σ 10th Driest 65 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 7.83" 8.04" -0.21" -0.3σ 28th Driest 68 yrs
Toledo OH 4.95" 6.60" -1.65" -0.7σ 18th Driest 61 yrs
Chicago IL 3.97" 6.02" -2.05" -1.0σ 10th Driest 57 yrs
Detroit MI 3.61" 6.26" -2.65" -1.4σ 2nd Driest 57 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 4.10" 6.25" -2.15" -1.1σ 9th Driest 52 yrs
Dubuque IA 3.10" 5.02" -1.92" -1.0σ 10th Driest 63 yrs
Waterloo IA 2.65" 3.88" -1.23" -0.9σ 15th Driest 64 yrs