National Climate Report - February 2016
Winter Precipitation Anomalies

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Winter Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Dec-Feb 2015-16 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 this season's 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 season's trace represents the accumulation of all previous days during that season.

Year-to-Date (Dec-Feb) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2015-16
Value
1981-2010
Average
Dec-Feb
Departure
Unusualness Dec-Feb Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 8.97" 11.17" -2.20" -0.4σ 23rd Driest 60 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 4.81" 6.08" -1.27" -0.3σ 41st Driest 84 yrs
Asheville NC 17.74" 11.02" +6.72" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 60 yrs
Macon GA 18.35" 12.64" +5.71" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 68 yrs
Paducah KY 12.88" 12.18" +0.70" +0.2σ 22nd Wettest 67 yrs
Augusta GA 12.36" 11.22" +1.14" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 72 yrs
Savannah GA 9.77" 9.43" +0.34" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
Huntsville AL 20.64" 15.50" +5.14" +1.0σ 7th Wettest 58 yrs
Huntington WV 13.81" 9.35" +4.46" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 55 yrs
Greenville SC 18.33" 11.90" +6.43" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 54 yrs
Beckley WV 9.22" 8.57" +0.65" +0.1σ 26th Wettest 53 yrs
Wichita KS 2.97" 3.21" -0.24" +0.0σ 28th Wettest 63 yrs
Jackson MS 17.47" 14.88" +2.59" +0.4σ 16th Wettest 53 yrs
Binghamton NY 8.91" 7.59" +1.32" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 65 yrs
Orlando FL 8.07" 7.31" +0.76" +0.3σ 20th Wettest 60 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 11.30" 8.15" +3.15" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 79 yrs
Fort Myers FL 18.72" 5.80" +12.92" +3.9σ Wettest 99 yrs
Key West FL 11.67" 5.75" +5.92" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 64 yrs
Miami FL 20.25" 5.91" +14.34" +4.1σ Wettest 68 yrs
Tampa FL 9.22" 7.51" +1.71" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 77 yrs
New Orleans LA 14.59" 15.69" -1.10" -0.1σ 30th Wettest 68 yrs
Houston TX 7.67" 11.11" -3.44" -0.7σ 15th Driest 76 yrs
Brownsville TX 2.04" 3.50" -1.46" -0.7σ 25th Driest 91 yrs
San Antonio TX 4.41" 5.46" -1.05" -0.2σ 35th Wettest 70 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 3.19" 5.30" -2.11" -0.4σ 26th Driest 68 yrs
Raleigh NC 12.49" 9.80" +2.69" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 72 yrs
Greensboro NC 12.79" 9.00" +3.79" +1.2σ 13th Wettest 88 yrs
Elkins WV 9.50" 9.59" -0.09" -0.1σ 40th Wettest 89 yrs
Norfolk VA 14.25" 9.78" +4.47" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 70 yrs
Philadelphia PA 12.13" 9.24" +2.89" +0.9σ 10th Wettest 68 yrs
Richmond VA 13.59" 9.06" +4.53" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 73 yrs
Roanoke VA 12.78" 8.75" +4.03" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 68 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 11.31" 8.48" +2.83" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 71 yrs
Wilmington NC 17.57" 11.00" +6.57" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 68 yrs
Wilmington DE 11.94" 9.17" +2.77" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Charleston WV 11.57" 9.46" +2.11" +0.6σ 14th Wettest 68 yrs
Atlanta GA 25.04" 12.77" +12.27" +2.7σ Wettest 86 yrs
Birmingham AL 21.27" 13.82" +7.45" +1.4σ 9th Wettest 86 yrs
Johnson City TN 12.64" 10.19" +2.45" +0.8σ 12th Wettest 79 yrs
Charlotte NC 15.48" 9.98" +5.50" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 74 yrs
Chattanooga TN 21.16" 14.65" +6.51" +1.4σ 5th Wettest 77 yrs
Columbia SC 13.09" 10.41" +2.68" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 68 yrs
Jacksonville FL 8.23" 9.29" -1.06" -0.2σ 37th Driest 76 yrs
Knoxville TN 17.66" 13.08" +4.58" +1.0σ 17th Wettest 106 yrs
Memphis TN 12.63" 14.11" -1.48" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 76 yrs
Mobile AL 21.83" 15.83" +6.00" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 68 yrs
Montgomery AL 24.78" 14.79" +9.99" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
Nashville TN 11.53" 11.93" -0.40" -0.3σ 30th Driest 68 yrs
Shreveport LA 7.91" 13.72" -5.81" -1.1σ 13th Driest 77 yrs
Austin TX 4.69" 6.64" -1.95" -0.5σ 26th Driest 78 yrs
Dallas TX 8.67" 7.39" +1.28" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 76 yrs
Abilene TX 2.91" 3.61" -0.70" -0.1σ 32nd Wettest 68 yrs
Little Rock AR 14.07" 12.18" +1.89" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 78 yrs
Fort Smith AR 12.96" 8.86" +4.10" +1.4σ 4th Wettest 71 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 4.33" 4.51" -0.18" +0.2σ 37th Wettest 108 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 4.13" 4.85" -0.72" +0.0σ 30th Wettest 68 yrs
Tulsa OK 9.81" 6.00" +3.81" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 15.64" 16.36" -0.72" +0.1σ 34th Wettest 86 yrs
Dodge City KS 3.03" 2.10" +0.93" +1.1σ 12th Wettest 68 yrs
St Louis MO 13.35" 7.48" +5.87" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 78 yrs
Springfield MO 12.72" 8.03" +4.69" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 76 yrs
Topeka KS 3.98" 3.53" +0.45" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 70 yrs
Bangor ME 10.35" 8.89" +1.46" +0.2σ 20th Wettest 62 yrs
Caribou ME 10.21" 8.19" +2.02" +1.1σ 12th Wettest 76 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 12.81" 9.49" +3.32" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 72 yrs
Buffalo NY 7.98" 9.56" -1.58" -0.5σ 28th Driest 78 yrs
Albany NY 8.95" 7.72" +1.23" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 78 yrs
Allentown PA 13.20" 9.31" +3.89" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Boston MA 11.73" 10.39" +1.34" +0.2σ 34th Wettest 80 yrs
Hartford CT 11.06" 9.56" +1.50" +0.3σ 29th Wettest 67 yrs
Burlington VT 8.79" 6.20" +2.59" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 76 yrs
Concord NH 10.54" 8.52" +2.02" +0.8σ 19th Wettest 76 yrs
Harrisburg PA 10.15" 8.83" +1.32" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 68 yrs
Portland ME 12.89" 10.65" +2.24" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 76 yrs
Providence RI 13.15" 11.37" +1.78" +0.5σ 23rd Wettest 68 yrs
Syracuse NY 11.31" 7.79" +3.52" +1.5σ 9th Wettest 78 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 8.36" 7.08" +1.28" +0.6σ 14th Wettest 66 yrs
Williamsport PA 9.76" 7.97" +1.79" +0.5σ 24th Wettest 68 yrs
Cleveland OH 7.47" 8.16" -0.69" -0.1σ 38th Wettest 78 yrs
Columbus OH 9.22" 7.95" +1.27" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 68 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 7.22" 7.07" +0.15" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 77 yrs
Madison WI 4.85" 4.42" +0.43" +0.5σ 26th Wettest 77 yrs
Milwaukee WI 5.14" 5.45" -0.31" +0.0σ 35th Wettest 77 yrs
Muskegon MI 9.09" 6.41" +2.68" +1.2σ 13th Wettest 116 yrs
Peoria IL 7.69" 5.99" +1.70" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 73 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 8.90" 6.32" +2.58" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 85 yrs
South Bend IN 7.71" 6.85" +0.86" +0.4σ 37th Wettest 113 yrs
Youngstown OH 9.15" 7.69" +1.46" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 79 yrs
Erie PA 9.88" 9.08" +0.80" +0.7σ 23rd Wettest 90 yrs
Akron OH 8.16" 7.76" +0.40" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 68 yrs
Green Bay WI 8.20" 3.75" +4.45" +2.5σ 6th Wettest 130 yrs
Duluth MN 5.55" 2.98" +2.57" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 68 yrs
Fargo ND 1.65" 2.14" -0.49" -0.3σ 31st Driest 74 yrs
Grand Forks ND 1.65" 1.68" -0.03" -0.2σ 30th Driest 66 yrs
International Falls MN 2.44" 2.00" +0.44" +0.1σ 39th Wettest 81 yrs
La Crosse WI 6.58" 3.53" +3.05" +2.6σ Wettest 76 yrs
St Paul MN 3.74" 2.83" +0.91" +0.9σ 16th Wettest 78 yrs
Moline IL 5.52" 5.27" +0.25" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 73 yrs
Rochester MN 4.63" 2.92" +1.71" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 98 yrs
Aberdeen SD 1.30" 1.54" -0.24" -0.5σ 42nd Driest 117 yrs
Des Moines IA 7.19" 3.70" +3.49" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 71 yrs
Grand Island NE 4.07" 1.84" +2.23" +2.2σ 4th Wettest 78 yrs
Norfolk NE 4.42" 2.10" +2.32" +2.4σ 3rd Wettest 71 yrs
Omaha NE 6.99" 2.61" +4.38" +3.1σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Sioux City IA 4.48" 2.09" +2.39" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 68 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 2.56" 1.85" +0.71" +0.4σ 25th Wettest 84 yrs
Hilo HI 18.19" 30.39" -12.20" -0.8σ 18th Driest 67 yrs
Del Rio TX 1.09" 2.25" -1.16" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 59 yrs
Kahului HI 2.29" 8.11" -5.82" -1.2σ 5th Driest 72 yrs
Honolulu HI 0.63" 7.54" -6.91" -1.3σ Driest 75 yrs
Lihue HI 2.60" 12.11" -9.51" -1.4σ 2nd Driest 66 yrs
Roswell NM 1.19" 1.44" -0.25" -0.1σ 28th Wettest 61 yrs
Midland TX 1.73" 1.87" -0.14" -0.1σ 39th Wettest 86 yrs
Lubbock TX 1.96" 2.16" -0.20" +0.1σ 26th Wettest 69 yrs
El Paso TX 1.61" 1.64" -0.03" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 69 yrs
Amarillo TX 1.47" 1.99" -0.52" -0.3σ 34th Driest 69 yrs
Albuquerque NM 1.40" 1.36" +0.04" +0.1σ 32nd Wettest 85 yrs
Alamosa CO 1.24" 0.87" +0.37" +0.8σ 14th Wettest 67 yrs
Goodland KS 1.03" 1.33" -0.30" -0.3σ 50th Driest 106 yrs
Grand Junction CO 2.07" 1.71" +0.36" +0.4σ 40th Wettest 116 yrs
Ely NV 3.87" 2.04" +1.83" +1.4σ 12th Wettest 90 yrs
Tucson AZ 2.18" 2.73" -0.55" -0.2σ 31st Wettest 68 yrs
Las Vegas NV 0.57" 1.80" -1.23" -0.7σ 23rd Driest 68 yrs
Los Angeles CA 4.76" 8.01" -3.25" -0.5σ 25th Driest 72 yrs
Phoenix AZ 1.52" 2.71" -1.19" -0.5σ 31st Driest 78 yrs
Carson City NV 2.87" 3.08" -0.21" -0.1σ 34th Wettest 79 yrs
San Diego CA 4.15" 5.78" -1.63" -0.4σ 36th Driest 77 yrs
Sacramento CA 8.02" 10.36" -2.34" -0.4σ 31st Driest 75 yrs
San Francisco CA 9.80" 12.28" -2.48" -0.3σ 30th Driest 70 yrs
Bismarck ND 1.54" 1.43" +0.11" +0.1σ 24th Wettest 68 yrs
Minot ND 0.90" 1.29" -0.39" -0.8σ 12th Driest 64 yrs
Cheyenne WY 2.03" 1.29" +0.74" +0.9σ 18th Wettest 101 yrs
Lander WY 1.40" 1.57" -0.17" -0.4σ 24th Driest 68 yrs
North Platte NE 1.55" 1.25" +0.30" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 68 yrs
Pierre SD 1.67" 1.56" +0.11" +0.2σ 38th Wettest 108 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 1.44" 1.52" -0.08" +0.1σ 45th Wettest 111 yrs
Sheridan WY 1.70" 1.66" +0.04" -0.3σ 29th Driest 68 yrs
Billings MT 1.11" 1.46" -0.35" -0.9σ 12th Driest 68 yrs
Casper WY 2.46" 1.57" +0.89" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 68 yrs
Rapid City SD 1.38" 1.16" +0.22" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 68 yrs
Elko NV 4.38" 3.16" +1.22" +0.7σ 23rd Wettest 115 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 4.71" 3.91" +0.80" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 68 yrs
Boise ID 3.22" 3.78" -0.56" -0.5σ 27th Driest 76 yrs
Great Falls MT 1.73" 1.53" +0.20" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 79 yrs
Helena MT 1.22" 1.06" +0.16" -0.3σ 39th Driest 77 yrs
Missoula MT 2.47" 2.59" -0.12" -0.5σ 26th Driest 68 yrs
Pendleton OR 4.65" 4.01" +0.64" +0.3σ 28th Wettest 86 yrs
Pocatello ID 2.56" 3.20" -0.64" -0.4σ 31st Driest 77 yrs
Spokane WA 7.91" 5.42" +2.49" +1.2σ 17th Wettest 127 yrs
Eureka CA 29.70" 20.25" +9.45" +1.7σ 8th Wettest 75 yrs
Eugene OR 23.32" 20.13" +3.19" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 77 yrs
Medford OR 12.98" 7.93" +5.05" +1.3σ 12th Wettest 88 yrs
Olympia WA 29.40" 20.57" +8.83" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 68 yrs
Portland OR 26.26" 14.03" +12.23" +2.2σ Wettest 78 yrs
Salem OR 25.89" 17.38" +8.51" +1.5σ 10th Wettest 122 yrs
Seattle WA 24.54" 14.42" +10.12" +2.1σ Wettest 68 yrs
Yakima WA 6.20" 3.45" +2.75" +1.8σ 5th Wettest 70 yrs
Juneau AK 11.83" 15.32" -3.49" -0.5σ 25th Driest 70 yrs
Fairbanks AK 0.14" 1.64" -1.50" -1.3σ Driest 87 yrs
Bethel AK 1.64" 2.62" -0.98" -0.5σ 30th Driest 91 yrs
Nome AK 1.78" 2.95" -1.17" -0.8σ 21st Driest 98 yrs
Barrow AK 1.20" 0.41" +0.79" +2.0σ 5th Wettest 95 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 1.79" 1.00" +0.79" +1.4σ 4th Wettest 68 yrs
Pueblo CO 1.28" 1.03" +0.25" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 62 yrs
Fresno CA 7.73" 5.99" +1.74" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 68 yrs
Baltimore MD 15.07" 9.32" +5.75" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 77 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 18.09" 13.53" +4.56" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 59 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 12.80" 9.78" +3.02" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 58 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 12.04" 8.38" +3.66" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 53 yrs
Tallahassee FL 13.47" 13.09" +0.38" +0.0σ 32nd Driest 68 yrs
Cincinnati KY 12.52" 9.18" +3.34" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 68 yrs
Evansville IN 11.55" 10.03" +1.52" +0.4σ 19th Wettest 68 yrs
Indianapolis IN 9.30" 8.15" +1.15" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 68 yrs
Lexington KY 12.83" 10.33" +2.50" +0.6σ 30th Wettest 133 yrs
Springfield IL 8.90" 6.15" +2.75" +1.5σ 11th Wettest 115 yrs
Columbus GA 24.82" 12.56" +12.26" +2.8σ Wettest 68 yrs
Glasgow MT 1.29" 1.03" +0.26" +0.1σ 25th Wettest 68 yrs
Williston ND 1.64" 1.60" +0.04" +0.1σ 49th Wettest 120 yrs
Astoria OR 42.06" 27.28" +14.78" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 63 yrs
Bridgeport CT 12.04" 9.22" +2.82" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 68 yrs
Montpelier VT 8.80" 7.23" +1.57" +0.7σ 13th Wettest 66 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 13.50" 10.74" +2.76" +1.0σ 22nd Wettest 140 yrs
Worcester MA 12.03" 10.54" +1.49" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 68 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 13.38" 9.14" +4.24" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 59 yrs
Rockford IL 6.11" 4.76" +1.35" +0.8σ 14th Wettest 65 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 7.88" 7.94" -0.06" -0.1σ 30th Wettest 68 yrs
Toledo OH 6.00" 6.80" -0.80" -0.3σ 30th Driest 61 yrs
Chicago IL 6.94" 5.77" +1.17" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 58 yrs
Detroit MI 6.35" 6.44" -0.09" -0.0σ 29th Wettest 58 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 8.24" 6.38" +1.86" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 53 yrs
Dubuque IA 5.21" 4.45" +0.76" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 64 yrs
Waterloo IA 7.51" 3.02" +4.49" +3.2σ Wettest 65 yrs

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for February 2016, published online March 2016, retrieved on December 12, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2016/02/supplemental/page-2.

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