National Climate Report - August 2016
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jun-Aug 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 early in the period, the plots are often noisy during these weeks.

Year-to-Date (Jun-Aug) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2016
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jun-Aug
Departure
Unusualness Jun-Aug Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 13.01" 14.94" -1.93" -0.4σ 24th Driest 61 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 10.19" 6.08" +4.11" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 88 yrs
Asheville NC 13.57" 13.36" +0.21" +0.0σ 24th Wettest 60 yrs
Macon GA 6.28" 13.11" -6.83" -1.3σ 4th Driest 68 yrs
Paducah KY 19.48" 11.26" +8.22" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 67 yrs
Augusta GA 7.85" 13.37" -5.52" -1.1σ 7th Driest 73 yrs
Savannah GA 11.70" 18.11" -6.41" -1.3σ 6th Driest 69 yrs
Huntsville AL 14.21" 11.95" +2.26" +0.5σ 13th Wettest 58 yrs
Huntington WV 16.46" 12.17" +4.29" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 56 yrs
Greenville SC 10.69" 13.08" -2.39" -0.5σ 21st Driest 54 yrs
Beckley WV 18.02" 12.50" +5.52" +1.9σ 2nd Wettest 54 yrs
Wichita KS 20.79" 12.23" +8.56" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 63 yrs
Jackson MS 20.76" 13.17" +7.59" +1.7σ 4th Wettest 53 yrs
Binghamton NY 11.16" 11.46" -0.30" -0.0σ 31st Wettest 66 yrs
Orlando FL 21.62" 21.98" -0.36" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 62 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 7.64" 18.06" -10.42" -1.8σ Driest 80 yrs
Fort Myers FL 32.64" 29.27" +3.37" +0.9σ 18th Wettest 99 yrs
Key West FL 13.69" 13.04" +0.65" +0.0σ 28th Wettest 64 yrs
Miami FL 26.61" 25.05" +1.56" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 69 yrs
Tampa FL 30.54" 21.52" +9.02" +1.2σ 11th Wettest 78 yrs
New Orleans LA 26.11" 19.97" +6.14" +1.2σ 11th Wettest 69 yrs
Houston TX 22.46" 16.82" +5.64" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
Brownsville TX 3.67" 7.05" -3.38" -1.0σ 11th Driest 92 yrs
San Antonio TX 7.64" 8.97" -1.33" -0.1σ 34th Wettest 70 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 7.07" 9.07" -2.00" -0.3σ 33rd Wettest 69 yrs
Raleigh NC 17.14" 12.51" +4.63" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 73 yrs
Greensboro NC 11.83" 12.09" -0.26" -0.1σ 42nd Wettest 88 yrs
Elkins WV 12.57" 13.60" -1.03" -0.4σ 30th Driest 90 yrs
Norfolk VA 20.14" 14.92" +5.22" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 71 yrs
Philadelphia PA 7.46" 11.28" -3.82" -1.0σ 7th Driest 69 yrs
Richmond VA 12.81" 13.10" -0.29" -0.2σ 32nd Driest 75 yrs
Roanoke VA 16.04" 11.43" +4.61" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 69 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 9.61" 10.44" -0.83" -0.5σ 26th Driest 71 yrs
Wilmington NC 19.12" 20.07" -0.95" -0.2σ 30th Driest 69 yrs
Wilmington DE 11.60" 11.70" -0.10" -0.1σ 31st Wettest 69 yrs
Charleston WV 12.64" 12.97" -0.33" -0.1σ 34th Driest 68 yrs
Atlanta GA 9.99" 13.12" -3.13" -0.6σ 25th Driest 87 yrs
Birmingham AL 13.57" 13.11" +0.46" +0.1σ 39th Wettest 87 yrs
Johnson City TN 8.25" 12.06" -3.81" -1.0σ 11th Driest 79 yrs
Charlotte NC 6.26" 11.64" -5.38" -1.3σ 4th Driest 75 yrs
Chattanooga TN 6.11" 12.44" -6.33" -1.5σ 5th Driest 78 yrs
Columbia SC 9.01" 15.41" -6.40" -1.1σ 11th Driest 69 yrs
Jacksonville FL 7.89" 19.80" -11.91" -2.0σ Driest 77 yrs
Knoxville TN 11.56" 12.16" -0.60" -0.2σ 47th Driest 106 yrs
Memphis TN 14.72" 11.10" +3.62" +1.0σ 14th Wettest 77 yrs
Mobile AL 18.82" 20.32" -1.50" -0.2σ 34th Driest 69 yrs
Montgomery AL 10.82" 13.27" -2.45" -0.4σ 26th Driest 69 yrs
Nashville TN 17.18" 10.95" +6.23" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 69 yrs
Shreveport LA 16.15" 11.78" +4.37" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 77 yrs
Austin TX 11.47" 8.56" +2.91" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 79 yrs
Dallas TX 11.37" 8.19" +3.18" +0.8σ 15th Wettest 77 yrs
Abilene TX 9.31" 8.02" +1.29" +0.5σ 23rd Wettest 69 yrs
Little Rock AR 16.76" 9.51" +7.25" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 78 yrs
Fort Smith AR 9.44" 10.17" -0.73" -0.1σ 33rd Wettest 71 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 5.90" 8.24" -2.34" -0.5σ 40th Driest 112 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 7.51" 11.14" -3.63" -0.6σ 21st Driest 69 yrs
Tulsa OK 6.84" 10.98" -4.14" -1.0σ 12th Driest 75 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 44.03" 17.19" +26.84" +4.6σ Wettest 87 yrs
Dodge City KS 10.90" 9.07" +1.83" +0.7σ 25th Wettest 100 yrs
St Louis MO 15.44" 11.38" +4.06" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 74 yrs
Springfield MO 14.37" 12.08" +2.29" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 76 yrs
Topeka KS 13.58" 13.46" +0.12" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 70 yrs
Bangor ME 7.80" 10.20" -2.40" -0.8σ 18th Driest 62 yrs
Caribou ME 15.19" 11.32" +3.87" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 78 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 8.35" 12.56" -4.21" -0.9σ 13th Driest 72 yrs
Buffalo NY 7.29" 10.15" -2.86" -1.0σ 13th Driest 79 yrs
Albany NY 12.69" 11.37" +1.32" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 79 yrs
Allentown PA 10.58" 12.95" -2.37" -0.5σ 23rd Driest 69 yrs
Boston MA 3.92" 10.46" -6.54" -1.4σ Driest 81 yrs
Hartford CT 8.41" 12.46" -4.05" -0.7σ 17th Driest 68 yrs
Burlington VT 8.35" 11.76" -3.41" -1.0σ 6th Driest 76 yrs
Concord NH 5.49" 10.61" -5.12" -1.8σ 2nd Driest 77 yrs
Harrisburg PA 10.44" 10.99" -0.55" -0.1σ 33rd Driest 69 yrs
Portland ME 8.02" 10.54" -2.52" -0.5σ 26th Driest 76 yrs
Providence RI 7.72" 10.53" -2.81" -0.7σ 18th Driest 69 yrs
Syracuse NY 8.66" 10.66" -2.00" -0.6σ 25th Driest 79 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 8.74" 11.23" -2.49" -0.7σ 19th Driest 68 yrs
Williamsport PA 12.11" 12.12" -0.01" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 69 yrs
Cleveland OH 7.46" 10.40" -2.94" -1.0σ 8th Driest 79 yrs
Columbus OH 13.55" 12.12" +1.43" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 69 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 9.62" 12.04" -2.42" -0.5σ 26th Driest 76 yrs
Madison WI 18.46" 12.99" +5.47" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 77 yrs
Milwaukee WI 8.85" 11.54" -2.69" -0.4σ 31st Driest 77 yrs
Muskegon MI 11.23" 8.31" +2.92" +1.1σ 16th Wettest 117 yrs
Peoria IL 15.91" 10.62" +5.29" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 74 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 9.54" 8.73" +0.81" +0.2σ 31st Wettest 86 yrs
South Bend IN 19.32" 11.55" +7.77" +2.5σ Wettest 116 yrs
Youngstown OH 13.40" 11.43" +1.97" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 81 yrs
Erie PA 14.30" 10.77" +3.53" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 91 yrs
Akron OH 8.94" 11.47" -2.53" -0.7σ 22nd Driest 68 yrs
Green Bay WI 10.44" 10.75" -0.31" +0.2σ 50th Wettest 130 yrs
Duluth MN 13.83" 11.78" +2.05" +0.6σ 18th Wettest 69 yrs
Fargo ND 10.00" 9.25" +0.75" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 77 yrs
Grand Forks ND 12.14" 9.51" +2.63" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 68 yrs
International Falls MN 12.77" 10.43" +2.34" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 82 yrs
La Crosse WI 18.24" 12.89" +5.35" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 78 yrs
St Paul MN 17.41" 12.59" +4.82" +1.5σ 5th Wettest 79 yrs
Moline IL 19.43" 13.30" +6.13" +1.4σ 10th Wettest 74 yrs
Rochester MN 16.59" 13.75" +2.84" +1.1σ 14th Wettest 97 yrs
Aberdeen SD 7.13" 9.15" -2.02" -0.6σ 36th Driest 117 yrs
Des Moines IA 14.09" 13.54" +0.55" +0.3σ 21st Wettest 71 yrs
Grand Island NE 4.73" 10.82" -6.09" -1.4σ 4th Driest 79 yrs
Norfolk NE 8.42" 10.83" -2.41" -0.6σ 21st Driest 71 yrs
Omaha NE 13.34" 11.83" +1.51" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 69 yrs
Sioux City IA 8.62" 10.56" -1.94" -0.5σ 25th Driest 69 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 6.37" 10.06" -3.69" -1.1σ 11th Driest 85 yrs
Hilo HI 43.20" 28.03" +15.17" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 67 yrs
Del Rio TX 13.24" 6.31" +6.93" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 61 yrs
Kahului HI 2.33" 1.20" +1.13" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 77 yrs
Honolulu HI 4.50" 1.33" +3.17" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 75 yrs
Lihue HI 4.33" 5.61" -1.28" -0.6σ 22nd Driest 67 yrs
Roswell NM 6.03" 5.76" +0.27" +0.3σ 17th Wettest 62 yrs
Midland TX 6.60" 5.46" +1.14" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 87 yrs
Lubbock TX 4.65" 6.86" -2.21" -0.8σ 16th Driest 70 yrs
El Paso TX 5.03" 4.50" +0.53" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 74 yrs
Amarillo TX 8.99" 8.91" +0.08" +0.0σ 33rd Wettest 70 yrs
Albuquerque NM 2.17" 3.74" -1.57" -0.9σ 19th Driest 86 yrs
Alamosa CO 2.98" 2.73" +0.25" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 69 yrs
Goodland KS 6.69" 9.42" -2.73" -0.5σ 39th Driest 105 yrs
Grand Junction CO 1.28" 2.02" -0.74" -0.8σ 26th Driest 117 yrs
Ely NV 2.06" 2.21" -0.15" -0.0σ 43rd Wettest 94 yrs
Tucson AZ 6.00" 4.84" +1.16" +0.6σ 14th Wettest 69 yrs
Las Vegas NV 0.86" 0.80" +0.06" -0.1σ 26th Wettest 68 yrs
Los Angeles CA 0.00" 0.16" -0.16" -0.4σ 27th Driest 72 yrs
Phoenix AZ 2.17" 2.07" +0.10" +0.1σ 25th Wettest 76 yrs
Carson City NV 0.04" 0.92" -0.88" -1.4σ 2nd Driest 80 yrs
San Diego CA 0.00" 0.12" -0.12" -0.4σ 23rd Driest 76 yrs
Sacramento CA 0.00" 0.26" -0.26" -0.7σ 22nd Driest 69 yrs
San Francisco CA 0.00" 0.15" -0.15" -0.7σ 17th Driest 70 yrs
Bismarck ND 11.36" 8.34" +3.02" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 69 yrs
Minot ND 6.73" 8.05" -1.32" -0.4σ 22nd Driest 67 yrs
Cheyenne WY 4.22" 6.48" -2.26" -0.8σ 24th Driest 102 yrs
Lander WY 1.09" 2.66" -1.57" -1.0σ 13th Driest 69 yrs
North Platte NE 7.98" 8.78" -0.80" -0.3σ 32nd Driest 69 yrs
Pierre SD 8.30" 7.98" +0.32" +0.2σ 43rd Wettest 112 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 4.22" 5.98" -1.76" -0.7σ 36th Driest 117 yrs
Sheridan WY 2.06" 4.02" -1.96" -1.1σ 8th Driest 69 yrs
Billings MT 2.36" 4.19" -1.83" -0.8σ 16th Driest 69 yrs
Casper WY 2.72" 3.87" -1.15" -0.4σ 27th Driest 68 yrs
Rapid City SD 6.34" 5.94" +0.40" -0.1σ 33rd Driest 69 yrs
Elko NV 0.87" 1.39" -0.52" -0.6σ 36th Driest 117 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 0.67" 2.28" -1.61" -1.3σ 8th Driest 69 yrs
Boise ID 0.45" 1.26" -0.81" -1.0σ 11th Driest 77 yrs
Great Falls MT 3.29" 5.60" -2.31" -1.0σ 15th Driest 80 yrs
Helena MT 3.09" 4.45" -1.36" -0.7σ 20th Driest 79 yrs
Missoula MT 3.11" 4.25" -1.14" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 69 yrs
Pendleton OR 1.80" 1.68" +0.12" +0.2σ 35th Wettest 88 yrs
Pocatello ID 0.45" 2.24" -1.79" -1.3σ 4th Driest 78 yrs
Spokane WA 0.95" 2.48" -1.53" -1.2σ 13th Driest 127 yrs
Eureka CA 0.60" 1.24" -0.64" -0.5σ 31st Driest 75 yrs
Eugene OR 1.03" 2.65" -1.62" -0.9σ 17th Driest 78 yrs
Medford OR 1.02" 1.30" -0.28" -0.3σ 39th Driest 89 yrs
Olympia WA 2.25" 3.33" -1.08" -0.8σ 14th Driest 69 yrs
Portland OR 2.17" 3.02" -0.85" -0.5σ 28th Driest 79 yrs
Salem OR 1.87" 2.46" -0.59" -0.3σ 53rd Driest 120 yrs
Seattle WA 2.67" 3.15" -0.48" -0.4σ 24th Driest 69 yrs
Yakima WA 0.44" 1.10" -0.66" -0.9σ 11th Driest 70 yrs
Juneau AK 13.74" 13.57" +0.17" +0.1σ 27th Wettest 70 yrs
Fairbanks AK 9.83" 5.41" +4.42" +2.0σ 6th Wettest 87 yrs
Bethel AK 7.76" 7.33" +0.43" +0.2σ 30th Wettest 92 yrs
Nome AK 7.20" 6.31" +0.89" +0.2σ 46th Wettest 106 yrs
Barrow AK 2.33" 2.35" -0.02" +0.1σ 44th Wettest 97 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 6.52" 8.68" -2.16" -0.5σ 22nd Driest 69 yrs
Pueblo CO 3.16" 5.74" -2.58" -1.2σ 8th Driest 62 yrs
Fresno CA 0.06" 0.23" -0.17" -0.3σ 29th Wettest 69 yrs
Baltimore MD 13.25" 10.82" +2.43" +0.4σ 29th Wettest 77 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 18.10" 15.95" +2.15" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 60 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 12.24" 10.94" +1.30" +0.2σ 22nd Wettest 58 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 10.33" 11.18" -0.85" -0.3σ 24th Driest 55 yrs
Tallahassee FL 23.93" 22.25" +1.68" +0.2σ 28th Wettest 71 yrs
Cincinnati KY 13.47" 11.20" +2.27" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 69 yrs
Evansville IN 16.71" 10.68" +6.03" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Indianapolis IN 17.52" 11.93" +5.59" +1.4σ 5th Wettest 69 yrs
Lexington KY 16.09" 12.34" +3.75" +1.0σ 23rd Wettest 132 yrs
Springfield IL 22.28" 11.64" +10.64" +2.9σ 2nd Wettest 116 yrs
Columbus GA 7.50" 12.25" -4.75" -1.3σ 7th Driest 69 yrs
Glasgow MT 7.46" 5.35" +2.11" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 69 yrs
Williston ND 4.69" 6.51" -1.82" -0.8σ 31st Driest 120 yrs
Astoria OR 3.63" 4.74" -1.11" -0.6σ 20th Driest 64 yrs
Bridgeport CT 9.22" 11.03" -1.81" -0.4σ 24th Driest 68 yrs
Montpelier VT 12.29" 11.89" +0.40" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 67 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 11.59" 13.45" -1.86" -0.2σ 69th Wettest 140 yrs
Worcester MA 7.68" 12.13" -4.45" -1.1σ 11th Driest 69 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 8.30" 11.62" -3.32" -0.8σ 13th Driest 59 yrs
Rockford IL 14.37" 13.19" +1.18" +0.3σ 29th Wettest 66 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 9.52" 11.61" -2.09" -0.6σ 21st Driest 69 yrs
Toledo OH 9.56" 9.95" -0.39" -0.2σ 29th Driest 62 yrs
Chicago IL 13.35" 12.05" +1.30" +0.4σ 18th Wettest 58 yrs
Detroit MI 8.49" 9.89" -1.40" -0.6σ 14th Driest 58 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 14.76" 11.14" +3.62" +1.1σ 7th Wettest 53 yrs
Dubuque IA 18.21" 13.11" +5.10" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 65 yrs
Waterloo IA 18.20" 14.16" +4.04" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 66 yrs

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for August 2016, published online September 2016, retrieved on July 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201608/supplemental/page-2.

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