National Climate Report - Annual 2016
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Dec 2016 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-Dec) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2016
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Dec
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Dec Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 71.15" 56.35" +14.80" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 61 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 25.48" 21.86" +3.62" +0.8σ 15th Wettest 75 yrs
Asheville NC 33.43" 45.57" -12.14" -1.5σ 3rd Driest 61 yrs
Macon GA 33.65" 45.68" -12.03" -1.4σ 5th Driest 68 yrs
Paducah KY 52.35" 49.08" +3.27" +0.4σ 26th Wettest 67 yrs
Augusta GA 38.28" 43.57" -5.29" -0.7σ 18th Driest 72 yrs
Savannah GA 55.46" 47.96" +7.50" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 69 yrs
Huntsville AL 44.13" 54.34" -10.21" -1.2σ 8th Driest 58 yrs
Huntington WV 46.30" 42.59" +3.71" +0.5σ 15th Wettest 56 yrs
Greenville SC 34.46" 47.19" -12.73" -1.6σ 2nd Driest 54 yrs
Beckley WV 47.53" 41.19" +6.34" +1.0σ 9th Wettest 53 yrs
Wichita KS 50.62" 32.64" +17.98" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 63 yrs
Jackson MS 62.60" 54.14" +8.46" +0.7σ 13th Wettest 53 yrs
Binghamton NY 36.12" 39.30" -3.18" -0.4σ 27th Driest 65 yrs
Orlando FL 54.33" 50.73" +3.60" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 60 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 40.58" 49.62" -9.04" -0.9σ 17th Driest 80 yrs
Fort Myers FL 63.91" 55.93" +7.98" +1.0σ 18th Wettest 96 yrs
Key West FL 37.39" 39.83" -2.44" -0.3σ 27th Driest 64 yrs
Miami FL 65.98" 61.90" +4.08" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 69 yrs
Tampa FL 52.60" 46.30" +6.30" +0.4σ 26th Wettest 77 yrs
New Orleans LA 68.20" 62.45" +5.75" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 69 yrs
Houston TX 55.89" 54.65" +1.24" +0.3σ 28th Wettest 71 yrs
Brownsville TX 22.83" 27.44" -4.61" -0.4σ 32nd Driest 88 yrs
San Antonio TX 43.92" 32.27" +11.65" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 70 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 32.75" 31.76" +0.99" +0.3σ 28th Wettest 69 yrs
Raleigh NC 51.26" 43.34" +7.92" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
Greensboro NC 39.67" 42.20" -2.53" -0.4σ 32nd Driest 88 yrs
Elkins WV 45.00" 45.93" -0.93" -0.1σ 42nd Driest 89 yrs
Norfolk VA 68.89" 46.53" +22.36" +2.8σ Wettest 71 yrs
Philadelphia PA 35.35" 41.53" -6.18" -0.9σ 15th Driest 69 yrs
Richmond VA 52.77" 43.60" +9.17" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 72 yrs
Roanoke VA 46.83" 41.25" +5.58" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 69 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 31.73" 39.74" -8.01" -1.1σ 8th Driest 71 yrs
Wilmington NC 71.68" 57.61" +14.07" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Wilmington DE 40.81" 43.08" -2.27" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 69 yrs
Charleston WV 41.84" 44.03" -2.19" -0.3σ 32nd Driest 68 yrs
Atlanta GA 38.56" 49.71" -11.15" -1.2σ 11th Driest 87 yrs
Birmingham AL 40.11" 53.72" -13.61" -1.5σ 5th Driest 87 yrs
Johnson City TN 35.91" 41.01" -5.10" -0.8σ 16th Driest 79 yrs
Charlotte NC 33.56" 41.63" -8.07" -1.3σ 4th Driest 75 yrs
Chattanooga TN 35.37" 52.48" -17.11" -1.9σ 2nd Driest 77 yrs
Columbia SC 39.56" 44.59" -5.03" -0.8σ 15th Driest 69 yrs
Jacksonville FL 38.54" 52.39" -13.85" -1.4σ 8th Driest 76 yrs
Knoxville TN 45.14" 47.86" -2.72" -0.3σ 41st Driest 107 yrs
Memphis TN 61.23" 53.68" +7.55" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 77 yrs
Mobile AL 61.02" 66.15" -5.13" -0.5σ 24th Driest 69 yrs
Montgomery AL 40.90" 53.07" -12.17" -1.0σ 11th Driest 69 yrs
Nashville TN 42.50" 47.25" -4.75" -0.7σ 19th Driest 69 yrs
Shreveport LA 59.00" 51.41" +7.59" +1.0σ 14th Wettest 77 yrs
Austin TX 38.87" 34.32" +4.55" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 78 yrs
Dallas TX 38.51" 37.57" +0.94" +0.2σ 33rd Wettest 75 yrs
Abilene TX 37.01" 24.82" +12.19" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Little Rock AR 56.01" 49.75" +6.26" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 77 yrs
Fort Smith AR 31.24" 45.46" -14.22" -1.2σ 8th Driest 71 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 37.19" 28.92" +8.27" +1.5σ 10th Wettest 107 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 26.33" 36.52" -10.19" -1.0σ 12th Driest 69 yrs
Tulsa OK 28.20" 40.97" -12.77" -1.2σ 5th Driest 73 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 87.38" 60.65" +26.73" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 87 yrs
Dodge City KS 23.43" 21.60" +1.83" +0.6σ 27th Wettest 91 yrs
St Louis MO 41.46" 40.96" +0.50" +0.4σ 25th Wettest 73 yrs
Springfield MO 36.26" 45.57" -9.31" -0.8σ 16th Driest 76 yrs
Topeka KS 43.22" 36.46" +6.76" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 70 yrs
Bangor ME 34.22" 41.93" -7.71" -0.9σ 13th Driest 62 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 39.43" 44.73" -5.30" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 72 yrs
Buffalo NY 33.86" 40.48" -6.62" -0.9σ 11th Driest 78 yrs
Albany NY 33.41" 39.35" -5.94" -0.6σ 26th Driest 78 yrs
Allentown PA 36.84" 45.35" -8.51" -1.0σ 9th Driest 69 yrs
Boston MA 33.02" 43.77" -10.75" -1.2σ 10th Driest 81 yrs
Hartford CT 32.72" 45.85" -13.13" -1.5σ 5th Driest 68 yrs
Concord NH 33.09" 40.61" -7.52" -0.8σ 19th Driest 76 yrs
Harrisburg PA 31.61" 40.92" -9.31" -1.1σ 9th Driest 68 yrs
Portland ME 42.05" 47.25" -5.20" -0.3σ 35th Driest 76 yrs
Providence RI 40.00" 47.18" -7.18" -0.8σ 14th Driest 69 yrs
Syracuse NY 40.65" 38.47" +2.18" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 78 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 31.32" 38.26" -6.94" -0.9σ 16th Driest 67 yrs
Williamsport PA 34.54" 41.28" -6.74" -0.9σ 13th Driest 68 yrs
Cleveland OH 36.56" 39.14" -2.58" -0.2σ 35th Driest 78 yrs
Columbus OH 37.84" 39.31" -1.47" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 69 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 37.41" 38.34" -0.93" +0.1σ 36th Wettest 76 yrs
Madison WI 45.59" 34.48" +11.11" +2.2σ Wettest 77 yrs
Milwaukee WI 29.29" 34.76" -5.47" -0.5σ 25th Driest 77 yrs
Muskegon MI 39.59" 33.49" +6.10" +1.4σ 10th Wettest 112 yrs
Peoria IL 37.28" 36.49" +0.79" +0.2σ 30th Wettest 73 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 34.80" 32.95" +1.85" +0.4σ 28th Wettest 86 yrs
South Bend IN 46.65" 38.00" +8.65" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 112 yrs
Youngstown OH 44.33" 38.91" +5.42" +1.1σ 12th Wettest 80 yrs
Erie PA 45.72" 42.16" +3.56" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 91 yrs
Akron OH 38.69" 39.62" -0.93" +0.0σ 31st Wettest 68 yrs
Green Bay WI 33.11" 29.52" +3.59" +0.9σ 24th Wettest 130 yrs
Duluth MN 33.63" 30.96" +2.67" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
Fargo ND 23.57" 22.58" +0.99" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 75 yrs
International Falls MN 29.37" 24.22" +5.15" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
La Crosse WI 44.77" 33.06" +11.71" +2.1σ Wettest 76 yrs
St Paul MN 40.36" 30.61" +9.75" +2.0σ Wettest 78 yrs
Moline IL 36.49" 37.96" -1.47" -0.1σ 34th Driest 73 yrs
Rochester MN 43.59" 33.02" +10.57" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 95 yrs
Aberdeen SD 20.61" 21.72" -1.11" -0.1σ 52nd Driest 104 yrs
Des Moines IA 34.54" 36.02" -1.48" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 71 yrs
Grand Island NE 24.26" 26.66" -2.40" -0.1σ 36th Driest 78 yrs
Norfolk NE 31.46" 27.41" +4.05" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 71 yrs
Omaha NE 34.65" 30.62" +4.03" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 68 yrs
Sioux City IA 32.28" 27.74" +4.54" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 69 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 32.27" 26.38" +5.89" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 84 yrs
Hilo HI 128.46" 126.72" +1.74" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 67 yrs
Del Rio TX 32.44" 19.52" +12.92" +2.1σ 2nd Wettest 58 yrs
Kahului HI 16.52" 17.83" -1.31" -0.2σ 32nd Wettest 69 yrs
Honolulu HI 13.19" 17.10" -3.91" -0.7σ 20th Driest 74 yrs
Lihue HI 13.47" 37.05" -23.58" -2.1σ Driest 66 yrs
Roswell NM 10.65" 12.91" -2.26" -0.2σ 30th Driest 62 yrs
Midland TX 15.15" 14.60" +0.55" +0.2σ 35th Wettest 86 yrs
Lubbock TX 13.49" 19.12" -5.63" -0.9σ 15th Driest 70 yrs
El Paso TX 9.30" 9.71" -0.41" +0.2σ 26th Wettest 74 yrs
Amarillo TX 17.21" 20.36" -3.15" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 70 yrs
Albuquerque NM 6.66" 9.45" -2.79" -0.8σ 21st Driest 85 yrs
Alamosa CO 9.07" 7.31" +1.76" +1.0σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Goodland KS 17.41" 19.66" -2.25" -0.1σ 45th Driest 97 yrs
Grand Junction CO 8.87" 9.42" -0.55" +0.0σ 54th Wettest 117 yrs
Ely NV 10.99" 9.76" +1.23" +0.4σ 28th Wettest 90 yrs
Tucson AZ 11.47" 11.59" -0.12" +0.1σ 34th Wettest 69 yrs
Las Vegas NV 4.77" 4.19" +0.58" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 68 yrs
Los Angeles CA 10.02" 12.82" -2.80" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 72 yrs
Phoenix AZ 5.99" 8.03" -2.04" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 75 yrs
Carson City NV 9.05" 7.40" +1.65" +0.8σ 21st Wettest 79 yrs
San Diego CA 9.04" 10.34" -1.30" -0.2σ 39th Driest 77 yrs
Sacramento CA 22.19" 18.52" +3.67" +0.8σ 17th Wettest 69 yrs
San Francisco CA 21.40" 20.65" +0.75" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 70 yrs
Bismarck ND 22.36" 17.85" +4.51" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 69 yrs
Minot ND 18.78" 17.19" +1.59" +0.3σ 25th Wettest 64 yrs
Cheyenne WY 14.74" 15.94" -1.20" -0.2σ 47th Driest 102 yrs
Lander WY 21.33" 12.66" +8.67" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 69 yrs
North Platte NE 23.08" 20.23" +2.85" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 69 yrs
Pierre SD 21.05" 20.01" +1.04" +0.7σ 25th Wettest 102 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 15.83" 15.79" +0.04" +0.1σ 50th Wettest 110 yrs
Sheridan WY 16.87" 14.16" +2.71" +0.7σ 17th Wettest 69 yrs
Billings MT 14.68" 13.66" +1.02" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 69 yrs
Casper WY 15.55" 12.52" +3.03" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Rapid City SD 13.29" 16.29" -3.00" -0.8σ 14th Driest 68 yrs
Elko NV 14.40" 9.91" +4.49" +1.7σ 11th Wettest 110 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 14.89" 16.10" -1.21" -0.2σ 28th Driest 69 yrs
Great Falls MT 14.48" 14.75" -0.27" -0.1σ 39th Wettest 79 yrs
Helena MT 10.19" 11.22" -1.03" -0.4σ 31st Driest 77 yrs
Missoula MT 14.03" 14.13" -0.10" +0.1σ 32nd Wettest 69 yrs
Pendleton OR 13.45" 12.66" +0.79" +0.5σ 30th Wettest 88 yrs
Pocatello ID 16.26" 12.13" +4.13" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 78 yrs
Spokane WA 18.32" 16.56" +1.76" +0.6σ 30th Wettest 127 yrs
Eureka CA 53.03" 40.33" +12.70" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 75 yrs
Eugene OR 41.28" 46.10" -4.82" -0.3σ 31st Driest 77 yrs
Medford OR 21.71" 18.35" +3.36" +0.6σ 23rd Wettest 89 yrs
Olympia WA 57.22" 50.00" +7.22" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
Portland OR 43.28" 36.03" +7.25" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 78 yrs
Salem OR 46.98" 39.67" +7.31" +0.9σ 23rd Wettest 118 yrs
Seattle WA 44.91" 37.49" +7.42" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 69 yrs
Yakima WA 10.02" 8.25" +1.77" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 70 yrs
Juneau AK 63.90" 62.27" +1.63" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 68 yrs
Fairbanks AK 15.85" 10.81" +5.04" +1.8σ 7th Wettest 68 yrs
Bethel AK 16.18" 18.54" -2.36" -0.3σ 34th Driest 91 yrs
Nome AK 15.93" 16.81" -0.88" -0.2σ 43rd Driest 96 yrs
Barrow AK 5.37" 4.53" +0.84" +0.4σ 31st Wettest 93 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 14.37" 16.54" -2.17" -0.4σ 28th Driest 68 yrs
Pueblo CO 11.93" 12.57" -0.64" +0.0σ 31st Wettest 62 yrs
Fresno CA 13.58" 11.50" +2.08" +0.8σ 17th Wettest 69 yrs
Baltimore MD 40.55" 41.88" -1.33" -0.2σ 37th Driest 77 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 73.29" 58.04" +15.25" +1.4σ 4th Wettest 59 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 45.05" 41.75" +3.30" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 58 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 35.38" 41.54" -6.16" -0.8σ 8th Driest 53 yrs
Tallahassee FL 59.83" 59.23" +0.60" -0.1σ 34th Driest 69 yrs
Cincinnati KY 44.44" 42.52" +1.92" +0.3σ 22nd Wettest 69 yrs
Evansville IN 49.59" 45.31" +4.28" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 69 yrs
Indianapolis IN 45.97" 42.44" +3.53" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 69 yrs
Lexington KY 44.37" 45.17" -0.80" -0.0σ 63rd Wettest 132 yrs
Springfield IL 42.80" 37.43" +5.37" +1.1σ 17th Wettest 116 yrs
Columbus GA 35.04" 46.75" -11.71" -1.4σ 4th Driest 69 yrs
Williston ND 15.58" 14.37" +1.21" +0.3σ 46th Wettest 120 yrs
Astoria OR 86.68" 67.26" +19.42" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 64 yrs
Bridgeport CT 39.43" 42.74" -3.31" -0.3σ 24th Driest 67 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 42.21" 49.94" -7.73" -0.4σ 64th Driest 140 yrs
Worcester MA 40.81" 48.07" -7.26" -0.8σ 14th Driest 68 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 36.04" 42.77" -6.73" -0.9σ 11th Driest 58 yrs
Rockford IL 35.20" 36.24" -1.04" -0.2σ 29th Driest 66 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 35.04" 38.19" -3.15" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 69 yrs
Toledo OH 34.39" 34.24" +0.15" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 62 yrs
Chicago IL 36.00" 36.89" -0.89" -0.0σ 28th Wettest 58 yrs
Detroit MI 34.78" 33.47" +1.31" +0.3σ 17th Wettest 58 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 46.32" 38.27" +8.05" +1.5σ 5th Wettest 53 yrs
Dubuque IA 40.98" 36.29" +4.69" +0.4σ 16th Wettest 63 yrs
Waterloo IA 41.80" 34.60" +7.20" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 66 yrs