National Climate Report - September 2019
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Sep 2019 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-Sep) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2019
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Sep
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Sep Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 34.04" 39.39" -5.35" -0.5σ 20th Driest 64 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 17.26" 16.57" +0.69" +0.4σ 27th Wettest 80 yrs
Asheville NC 42.61" 35.42" +7.19" +0.7σ 12th Wettest 64 yrs
Macon GA 27.43" 35.53" -8.10" -1.1σ 13th Driest 71 yrs
Paducah KY 56.15" 36.23" +19.92" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 70 yrs
Augusta GA 36.03" 34.09" +1.94" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 75 yrs
Savannah GA 31.09" 38.95" -7.86" -1.1σ 11th Driest 72 yrs
Huntsville AL 43.41" 40.04" +3.37" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 61 yrs
Huntington WV 34.48" 33.03" +1.45" +0.1σ 24th Wettest 59 yrs
Greenville SC 36.49" 35.94" +0.55" -0.2σ 24th Driest 57 yrs
Beckley WV 31.85" 32.67" -0.82" -0.2σ 27th Driest 56 yrs
Wichita KS 36.49" 27.23" +9.26" +1.3σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Jackson MS 42.28" 40.31" +1.97" -0.0σ 28th Wettest 56 yrs
Binghamton NY 30.68" 29.84" +0.84" +0.1σ 28th Wettest 68 yrs
Orlando FL 35.83" 42.67" -6.84" -0.8σ 14th Driest 63 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 40.09" 40.09" -0.00" +0.0σ 38th Wettest 83 yrs
Fort Myers FL 49.09" 49.38" -0.29" +0.2σ 43rd Wettest 101 yrs
Key West FL 22.96" 30.38" -7.42" -1.1σ 11th Driest 67 yrs
Miami FL 55.21" 50.26" +4.95" +0.6σ 24th Wettest 72 yrs
Tampa FL 48.79" 40.02" +8.77" +0.7σ 21st Wettest 80 yrs
New Orleans LA 46.96" 49.18" -2.22" -0.2σ 36th Driest 72 yrs
Houston TX 47.94" 40.31" +7.63" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 74 yrs
Brownsville TX 18.29" 20.73" -2.44" -0.2σ 45th Driest 92 yrs
San Antonio TX 16.77" 23.97" -7.20" -0.8σ 19th Driest 73 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 15.93" 24.32" -8.39" -1.0σ 12th Driest 72 yrs
Raleigh NC 33.09" 33.90" -0.81" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 75 yrs
Greensboro NC 38.67" 32.98" +5.69" +0.8σ 20th Wettest 91 yrs
Elkins WV 38.20" 36.44" +1.76" +0.3σ 36th Wettest 93 yrs
Norfolk VA 38.28" 36.70" +1.58" +0.2σ 28th Wettest 74 yrs
Philadelphia PA 37.24" 31.80" +5.44" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 72 yrs
Richmond VA 33.18" 34.12" -0.94" -0.1σ 37th Wettest 76 yrs
Roanoke VA 32.07" 32.02" +0.05" -0.0σ 33rd Wettest 72 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 31.07" 30.12" +0.95" +0.0σ 31st Wettest 74 yrs
Wilmington NC 36.97" 46.81" -9.84" -1.0σ 12th Driest 72 yrs
Wilmington DE 36.62" 33.08" +3.54" +0.6σ 23rd Wettest 72 yrs
Charleston WV 33.65" 34.36" -0.71" -0.2σ 35th Driest 72 yrs
Atlanta GA 32.34" 38.30" -5.96" -0.8σ 21st Driest 90 yrs
Birmingham AL 37.08" 40.98" -3.90" -0.6σ 22nd Driest 90 yrs
Johnson City TN 41.63" 32.44" +9.19" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 82 yrs
Charlotte NC 39.35" 31.84" +7.51" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 78 yrs
Chattanooga TN 46.20" 39.30" +6.90" +0.7σ 19th Wettest 80 yrs
Columbia SC 27.62" 35.46" -7.84" -1.2σ 8th Driest 72 yrs
Jacksonville FL 34.52" 43.55" -9.03" -1.1σ 11th Driest 79 yrs
Knoxville TN 48.28" 36.84" +11.44" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 110 yrs
Memphis TN 52.37" 38.47" +13.90" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 80 yrs
Mobile AL 46.46" 52.27" -5.81" -0.7σ 19th Driest 72 yrs
Montgomery AL 33.83" 40.68" -6.85" -0.7σ 16th Driest 72 yrs
Nashville TN 47.44" 35.66" +11.78" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
Shreveport LA 33.73" 37.15" -3.42" -0.2σ 38th Driest 80 yrs
Austin TX 26.19" 25.08" +1.11" +0.2σ 31st Wettest 81 yrs
Dallas TX 30.35" 27.16" +3.19" +0.4σ 30th Wettest 79 yrs
Abilene TX 19.83" 19.20" +0.63" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 72 yrs
Little Rock AR 47.65" 34.59" +13.06" +1.3σ 12th Wettest 80 yrs
Fort Smith AR 52.35" 33.41" +18.94" +2.5σ Wettest 74 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 23.70" 22.54" +1.16" +0.3σ 42nd Wettest 114 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 40.35" 28.95" +11.40" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Tulsa OK 48.02" 31.74" +16.28" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 77 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 51.77" 46.25" +5.52" +0.6σ 27th Wettest 90 yrs
Dodge City KS 19.96" 18.26" +1.70" +0.5σ 31st Wettest 92 yrs
St Louis MO 44.76" 30.88" +13.88" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 76 yrs
Springfield MO 41.70" 34.72" +6.98" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 79 yrs
Topeka KS 43.40" 30.23" +13.17" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 73 yrs
Bangor ME 39.04" 30.08" +8.96" +1.7σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Caribou ME 31.12" 28.06" +3.06" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 78 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 36.49" 33.98" +2.51" +0.5σ 23rd Wettest 80 yrs
Buffalo NY 34.67" 29.06" +5.61" +1.5σ 8th Wettest 81 yrs
Albany NY 31.25" 29.45" +1.80" +0.6σ 27th Wettest 81 yrs
Allentown PA 47.66" 34.39" +13.27" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Boston MA 36.53" 32.06" +4.47" +0.8σ 20th Wettest 84 yrs
Hartford CT 35.43" 34.15" +1.28" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 71 yrs
Burlington VT 30.02" 27.71" +2.31" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 79 yrs
Concord NH 31.00" 29.65" +1.35" +0.5σ 26th Wettest 79 yrs
Harrisburg PA 31.45" 31.05" +0.40" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 72 yrs
Portland ME 34.76" 33.43" +1.33" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 79 yrs
Providence RI 35.49" 34.52" +0.97" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 72 yrs
Syracuse NY 34.18" 28.28" +5.90" +1.0σ 15th Wettest 81 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 38.91" 29.10" +9.81" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 70 yrs
Williamsport PA 37.40" 31.19" +6.21" +0.8σ 11th Wettest 71 yrs
Cleveland OH 32.14" 29.35" +2.79" +0.6σ 18th Wettest 81 yrs
Columbus OH 35.69" 30.53" +5.16" +0.9σ 16th Wettest 72 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 30.88" 29.64" +1.24" +0.4σ 29th Wettest 79 yrs
Madison WI 36.42" 27.95" +8.47" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 80 yrs
Milwaukee WI 35.45" 27.36" +8.09" +1.8σ 5th Wettest 81 yrs
Muskegon MI 33.01" 24.47" +8.54" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 113 yrs
Peoria IL 41.24" 28.10" +13.14" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 76 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 34.18" 22.99" +11.19" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 89 yrs
South Bend IN 35.59" 28.80" +6.79" +1.4σ 12th Wettest 114 yrs
Youngstown OH 39.09" 29.97" +9.12" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 84 yrs
Erie PA 29.30" 30.44" -1.14" -0.0σ 47th Driest 94 yrs
Akron OH 35.13" 30.65" +4.48" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 71 yrs
Green Bay WI 38.69" 23.44" +15.25" +3.6σ Wettest 133 yrs
Duluth MN 24.96" 24.81" +0.15" +0.0σ 34th Wettest 72 yrs
Fargo ND 24.87" 18.60" +6.27" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 78 yrs
Grand Forks ND 22.19" 17.28" +4.91" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 77 yrs
International Falls MN 25.64" 19.95" +5.69" +1.4σ 11th Wettest 77 yrs
La Crosse WI 35.69" 27.52" +8.17" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 80 yrs
St Paul MN 35.04" 25.25" +9.79" +2.1σ 2nd Wettest 81 yrs
Moline IL 42.54" 30.25" +12.29" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 76 yrs
Rochester MN 45.42" 27.64" +17.78" +3.1σ Wettest 97 yrs
Aberdeen SD 25.19" 18.48" +6.71" +1.5σ 12th Wettest 110 yrs
Des Moines IA 39.35" 29.77" +9.58" +1.7σ 4th Wettest 74 yrs
Grand Island NE 34.97" 23.00" +11.97" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 81 yrs
Norfolk NE 22.06" 23.22" -1.16" -0.0σ 36th Driest 74 yrs
Omaha NE 31.14" 25.79" +5.35" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 71 yrs
Sioux City IA 28.13" 23.50" +4.63" +1.0σ 14th Wettest 72 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 34.36" 22.16" +12.20" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 87 yrs
Hilo HI 65.57" 89.88" -24.31" -0.9σ 9th Driest 70 yrs
Del Rio TX 13.38" 15.71" -2.33" -0.3σ 26th Driest 61 yrs
Kahului HI 10.28" 11.08" -0.80" -0.3σ 37th Driest 73 yrs
Honolulu HI 11.24" 9.60" +1.64" -0.2σ 39th Driest 77 yrs
Lihue HI 21.04" 23.57" -2.53" -0.5σ 24th Driest 69 yrs
Roswell NM 5.02" 10.46" -5.44" -1.1σ 8th Driest 65 yrs
Midland TX 12.42" 11.58" +0.84" +0.2σ 33rd Wettest 89 yrs
Lubbock TX 21.57" 15.58" +5.99" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 73 yrs
El Paso TX 4.30" 7.83" -3.53" -0.9σ 13th Driest 81 yrs
Amarillo TX 18.11" 17.19" +0.92" +0.2σ 32nd Wettest 73 yrs
Albuquerque NM 5.90" 7.36" -1.46" -0.5σ 29th Driest 88 yrs
Alamosa CO 6.82" 5.86" +0.96" +0.6σ 23rd Wettest 70 yrs
Goodland KS 21.50" 17.12" +4.38" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 100 yrs
Grand Junction CO 7.15" 7.04" +0.11" +0.3σ 39th Wettest 120 yrs
Ely NV 12.90" 7.47" +5.43" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 94 yrs
Tucson AZ 10.11" 9.20" +0.91" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 72 yrs
Las Vegas NV 4.89" 3.06" +1.83" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 71 yrs
Los Angeles CA 12.87" 9.10" +3.77" +0.8σ 14th Wettest 75 yrs
Phoenix AZ 3.69" 5.92" -2.23" -0.7σ 20th Driest 78 yrs
Carson City NV 9.07" 5.04" +4.03" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 82 yrs
San Diego CA 8.55" 7.23" +1.32" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 80 yrs
Sacramento CA 19.89" 12.24" +7.65" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
San Francisco CA 18.51" 13.29" +5.22" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 73 yrs
Bismarck ND 24.61" 15.40" +9.21" +2.4σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Minot ND 19.48" 14.90" +4.58" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 67 yrs
Cheyenne WY 14.85" 13.93" +0.92" +0.6σ 33rd Wettest 105 yrs
Lander WY 13.77" 9.93" +3.84" +1.1σ 8th Wettest 70 yrs
North Platte NE 26.84" 17.63" +9.21" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Pierre SD 27.44" 17.05" +10.39" +2.8σ 2nd Wettest 106 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 17.58" 13.48" +4.10" +1.1σ 14th Wettest 113 yrs
Sheridan WY 14.99" 11.48" +3.51" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
Billings MT 17.19" 11.35" +5.84" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 72 yrs
Casper WY 10.75" 10.16" +0.59" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 71 yrs
Rapid City SD 25.78" 13.92" +11.86" +2.9σ Wettest 71 yrs
Elko NV 12.51" 6.85" +5.66" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 115 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 16.83" 11.72" +5.11" +1.7σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Boise ID 13.07" 8.08" +4.99" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 80 yrs
Great Falls MT 14.13" 12.75" +1.38" +0.5σ 24th Wettest 82 yrs
Helena MT 14.67" 9.65" +5.02" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 79 yrs
Missoula MT 13.07" 11.20" +1.87" +1.1σ 8th Wettest 72 yrs
Pendleton OR 10.86" 8.66" +2.20" +1.3σ 11th Wettest 91 yrs
Pocatello ID 11.01" 8.91" +2.10" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 81 yrs
Spokane WA 11.12" 10.78" +0.34" +0.2σ 50th Wettest 130 yrs
Eureka CA 33.13" 24.36" +8.77" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 78 yrs
Eugene OR 28.50" 27.30" +1.20" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 80 yrs
Medford OR 16.59" 10.71" +5.88" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 92 yrs
Olympia WA 20.69" 29.31" -8.62" -1.3σ 6th Driest 78 yrs
Portland OR 19.28" 21.91" -2.63" -0.7σ 22nd Driest 81 yrs
Salem OR 22.70" 23.28" -0.58" -0.1σ 60th Wettest 122 yrs
Seattle WA 20.55" 22.09" -1.54" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 72 yrs
Yakima WA 7.33" 5.13" +2.20" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 73 yrs
Juneau AK 34.98" 41.81" -6.83" -0.6σ 19th Driest 71 yrs
Fairbanks AK 12.55" 8.67" +3.88" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 90 yrs
Bethel AK 17.57" 14.17" +3.40" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 93 yrs
Nome AK 21.59" 12.90" +8.69" +2.3σ 3rd Wettest 100 yrs
Barrow AK 8.05" 3.77" +4.28" +2.9σ Wettest 96 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 9.75" 14.98" -5.23" -1.1σ 10th Driest 71 yrs
Pueblo CO 11.17" 11.00" +0.17" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 65 yrs
Fresno CA 9.54" 8.03" +1.51" +0.5σ 17th Wettest 72 yrs
Baltimore MD 27.26" 31.88" -4.62" -0.7σ 20th Driest 80 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 41.89" 43.44" -1.55" -0.2σ 30th Driest 62 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 31.48" 31.37" +0.11" -0.1σ 27th Driest 61 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 30.27" 31.92" -1.65" -0.2σ 25th Driest 57 yrs
Tallahassee FL 30.40" 48.60" -18.20" -1.8σ 3rd Driest 76 yrs
Cincinnati KY 42.42" 32.42" +10.00" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
Evansville IN 46.09" 33.97" +12.12" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Indianapolis IN 37.05" 32.45" +4.60" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 72 yrs
Lexington KY 36.54" 34.58" +1.96" +0.2σ 55th Wettest 135 yrs
Springfield IL 40.57" 28.55" +12.02" +2.1σ 5th Wettest 119 yrs
Columbus GA 32.76" 35.80" -3.04" -0.7σ 20th Driest 72 yrs
Glasgow MT 15.92" 10.11" +5.81" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Williston ND 19.72" 12.18" +7.54" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 123 yrs
Astoria OR 31.83" 40.24" -8.41" -1.3σ 7th Driest 66 yrs
Bridgeport CT 36.61" 32.38" +4.23" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 70 yrs
Montpelier VT 37.67" 27.92" +9.75" +2.1σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 37.86" 37.52" +0.34" +0.5σ 45th Wettest 151 yrs
Worcester MA 37.44" 35.29" +2.15" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 71 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 37.79" 32.46" +5.33" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 61 yrs
Rockford IL 42.26" 29.01" +13.25" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 40.14" 29.82" +10.32" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Toledo OH 36.89" 26.10" +10.79" +2.3σ Wettest 65 yrs
Chicago IL 39.39" 28.34" +11.05" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 61 yrs
Detroit MI 28.09" 25.70" +2.39" +0.5σ 16th Wettest 61 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 37.61" 29.00" +8.61" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 56 yrs
Dubuque IA 44.46" 29.44" +15.02" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Waterloo IA 33.31" 28.91" +4.40" +0.7σ 15th Wettest 69 yrs

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for September 2019, published online October 2019, retrieved on October 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201909/supplemental/page-2.

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