National Climate Report - October 2019
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Oct 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-Oct) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2019
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Oct
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Oct Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 36.86" 44.98" -8.12" -0.7σ 16th Driest 64 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 17.31" 18.23" -0.92" +0.0σ 33rd Wettest 79 yrs
Asheville NC 50.39" 38.33" +12.06" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 64 yrs
Macon GA 33.02" 38.32" -5.30" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 71 yrs
Paducah KY 62.62" 40.19" +22.43" +2.6σ 2nd Wettest 70 yrs
Augusta GA 40.15" 37.36" +2.79" +0.4σ 27th Wettest 75 yrs
Savannah GA 38.37" 42.64" -4.27" -0.6σ 21st Driest 72 yrs
Huntsville AL 49.18" 43.63" +5.55" +0.5σ 17th Wettest 61 yrs
Huntington WV 40.52" 35.84" +4.68" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 59 yrs
Greenville SC 41.48" 39.38" +2.10" -0.0σ 28th Driest 57 yrs
Beckley WV 38.69" 35.24" +3.45" +0.5σ 17th Wettest 56 yrs
Wichita KS 39.71" 30.01" +9.70" +1.4σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Jackson MS 56.94" 44.23" +12.71" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 56 yrs
Binghamton NY 38.53" 33.17" +5.36" +0.8σ 9th Wettest 68 yrs
Orlando FL 41.91" 45.98" -4.07" -0.3σ 23rd Driest 63 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 53.91" 44.30" +9.61" +1.0σ 17th Wettest 83 yrs
Fort Myers FL 54.08" 52.26" +1.82" +0.3σ 34th Wettest 100 yrs
Key West FL 26.65" 35.31" -8.66" -1.1σ 11th Driest 67 yrs
Miami FL 59.14" 56.59" +2.55" +0.3σ 31st Wettest 72 yrs
Tampa FL 55.73" 42.28" +13.45" +1.2σ 10th Wettest 80 yrs
New Orleans LA 59.43" 52.72" +6.71" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 72 yrs
Houston TX 52.15" 46.30" +5.85" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 74 yrs
Brownsville TX 21.67" 24.47" -2.80" -0.2σ 45th Driest 91 yrs
San Antonio TX 20.80" 28.08" -7.28" -0.7σ 22nd Driest 73 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 17.32" 27.96" -10.64" -1.1σ 10th Driest 72 yrs
Raleigh NC 36.45" 37.15" -0.70" -0.2σ 34th Driest 75 yrs
Greensboro NC 44.73" 36.11" +8.62" +1.3σ 11th Wettest 91 yrs
Elkins WV 43.53" 39.29" +4.24" +0.6σ 25th Wettest 92 yrs
Norfolk VA 42.01" 40.12" +1.89" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 74 yrs
Philadelphia PA 41.12" 34.98" +6.14" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 72 yrs
Richmond VA 37.85" 37.10" +0.75" +0.1σ 37th Driest 75 yrs
Roanoke VA 38.41" 34.91" +3.50" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 72 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 37.72" 33.52" +4.20" +0.5σ 22nd Wettest 74 yrs
Wilmington NC 40.63" 50.70" -10.07" -0.9σ 13th Driest 72 yrs
Wilmington DE 42.11" 36.50" +5.61" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 72 yrs
Charleston WV 39.24" 37.03" +2.21" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 72 yrs
Atlanta GA 35.93" 41.71" -5.78" -0.7σ 21st Driest 90 yrs
Birmingham AL 44.94" 44.42" +0.52" -0.0σ 45th Driest 90 yrs
Johnson City TN 48.23" 34.54" +13.69" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 82 yrs
Charlotte NC 45.36" 35.24" +10.12" +1.3σ 6th Wettest 78 yrs
Chattanooga TN 53.68" 42.58" +11.10" +1.2σ 13th Wettest 80 yrs
Columbia SC 29.98" 38.63" -8.65" -1.2σ 8th Driest 72 yrs
Jacksonville FL 37.82" 47.48" -9.66" -1.1σ 14th Driest 79 yrs
Knoxville TN 53.24" 39.35" +13.89" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 110 yrs
Memphis TN 65.32" 42.45" +22.87" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 80 yrs
Mobile AL 57.59" 55.96" +1.63" +0.1σ 36th Driest 72 yrs
Montgomery AL 39.43" 43.60" -4.17" -0.4σ 25th Driest 72 yrs
Nashville TN 53.90" 38.70" +15.20" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Shreveport LA 40.22" 42.11" -1.89" +0.1σ 38th Wettest 80 yrs
Austin TX 30.39" 28.96" +1.43" +0.2σ 33rd Wettest 81 yrs
Dallas TX 35.52" 31.95" +3.57" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 79 yrs
Abilene TX 20.18" 22.18" -2.00" -0.3σ 31st Driest 72 yrs
Little Rock AR 54.67" 39.50" +15.17" +1.5σ 10th Wettest 80 yrs
Fort Smith AR 61.76" 37.73" +24.03" +3.0σ Wettest 74 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 24.72" 25.65" -0.93" -0.0σ 54th Wettest 113 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 43.64" 32.66" +10.98" +1.7σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Tulsa OK 53.91" 35.67" +18.24" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 77 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 59.58" 50.95" +8.63" +1.0σ 14th Wettest 90 yrs
Dodge City KS 21.39" 20.00" +1.39" +0.5σ 30th Wettest 93 yrs
St Louis MO 48.60" 34.21" +14.39" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 76 yrs
Springfield MO 49.89" 38.31" +11.58" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 79 yrs
Topeka KS 45.31" 33.26" +12.05" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 73 yrs
Bangor ME 44.85" 34.25" +10.60" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 66 yrs
Caribou ME 34.89" 31.59" +3.30" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 79 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 42.07" 37.76" +4.31" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 80 yrs
Buffalo NY 40.49" 32.58" +7.91" +1.9σ 5th Wettest 81 yrs
Albany NY 38.74" 33.13" +5.61" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 81 yrs
Allentown PA 55.62" 38.27" +17.35" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 72 yrs
Boston MA 40.99" 36.00" +4.99" +0.9σ 17th Wettest 84 yrs
Hartford CT 42.37" 38.52" +3.85" +0.6σ 19th Wettest 71 yrs
Burlington VT 38.52" 31.31" +7.21" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 79 yrs
Concord NH 36.27" 33.69" +2.58" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 79 yrs
Harrisburg PA 37.98" 34.38" +3.60" +0.7σ 14th Wettest 71 yrs
Portland ME 40.99" 38.30" +2.69" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 79 yrs
Providence RI 41.15" 38.45" +2.70" +0.5σ 24th Wettest 72 yrs
Syracuse NY 41.06" 31.72" +9.34" +1.5σ 7th Wettest 81 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 45.28" 32.44" +12.84" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 70 yrs
Williamsport PA 44.08" 34.61" +9.47" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 71 yrs
Cleveland OH 35.46" 32.42" +3.04" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 81 yrs
Columbus OH 39.74" 33.14" +6.60" +1.2σ 11th Wettest 72 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 34.58" 32.48" +2.10" +0.5σ 29th Wettest 79 yrs
Madison WI 42.28" 30.35" +11.93" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 80 yrs
Milwaukee WI 41.93" 30.01" +11.92" +2.3σ Wettest 81 yrs
Muskegon MI 40.85" 27.58" +13.27" +2.7σ Wettest 114 yrs
Peoria IL 46.54" 30.94" +15.60" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 76 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 39.82" 26.79" +13.03" +2.7σ Wettest 89 yrs
South Bend IN 40.74" 32.12" +8.62" +1.6σ 8th Wettest 114 yrs
Youngstown OH 43.88" 32.74" +11.14" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 83 yrs
Erie PA 33.17" 34.49" -1.32" +0.0σ 46th Driest 94 yrs
Akron OH 38.89" 33.48" +5.41" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 71 yrs
Green Bay WI 43.11" 25.88" +17.23" +3.8σ Wettest 133 yrs
Duluth MN 29.39" 27.66" +1.73" +0.4σ 26th Wettest 72 yrs
Fargo ND 28.52" 20.75" +7.77" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 78 yrs
Grand Forks ND 25.67" 19.25" +6.42" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 76 yrs
International Falls MN 30.54" 22.03" +8.51" +2.2σ Wettest 76 yrs
La Crosse WI 40.54" 29.69" +10.85" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 79 yrs
St Paul MN 39.09" 27.68" +11.41" +2.3σ Wettest 81 yrs
Moline IL 45.57" 33.22" +12.35" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 76 yrs
Rochester MN 51.13" 29.88" +21.25" +3.5σ Wettest 97 yrs
Aberdeen SD 27.85" 20.47" +7.38" +1.6σ 7th Wettest 109 yrs
Des Moines IA 46.77" 32.41" +14.36" +2.3σ 3rd Wettest 74 yrs
Grand Island NE 36.33" 24.86" +11.47" +2.3σ 3rd Wettest 81 yrs
Norfolk NE 24.00" 25.29" -1.29" +0.0σ 35th Wettest 74 yrs
Omaha NE 36.78" 27.94" +8.84" +1.3σ 12th Wettest 71 yrs
Sioux City IA 30.55" 25.63" +4.92" +1.0σ 13th Wettest 72 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 36.98" 24.33" +12.65" +2.5σ Wettest 87 yrs
Hilo HI 79.37" 99.65" -20.28" -0.8σ 20th Driest 70 yrs
Del Rio TX 14.24" 17.94" -3.70" -0.5σ 20th Driest 61 yrs
Kahului HI 10.48" 12.28" -1.80" -0.4σ 31st Driest 73 yrs
Honolulu HI 12.39" 11.44" +0.95" -0.2σ 36th Wettest 77 yrs
Lihue HI 26.48" 27.39" -0.91" -0.3σ 29th Driest 69 yrs
Roswell NM 9.85" 11.69" -1.84" -0.2σ 30th Driest 65 yrs
Midland TX 12.43" 13.31" -0.88" -0.1σ 42nd Driest 89 yrs
Lubbock TX 22.69" 17.51" +5.18" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 73 yrs
El Paso TX 5.64" 8.44" -2.80" -0.7σ 22nd Driest 81 yrs
Amarillo TX 24.03" 18.85" +5.18" +1.1σ 9th Wettest 73 yrs
Albuquerque NM 6.49" 8.38" -1.89" -0.6σ 26th Driest 88 yrs
Alamosa CO 6.89" 6.54" +0.35" +0.2σ 27th Wettest 70 yrs
Goodland KS 21.76" 18.49" +3.27" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 101 yrs
Grand Junction CO 7.17" 8.10" -0.93" -0.2σ 57th Driest 120 yrs
Ely NV 12.90" 8.47" +4.43" +1.7σ 7th Wettest 93 yrs
Tucson AZ 10.12" 10.09" +0.03" +0.1σ 33rd Wettest 72 yrs
Las Vegas NV 4.89" 3.33" +1.56" +0.9σ 12th Wettest 71 yrs
Los Angeles CA 12.87" 9.66" +3.21" +0.8σ 15th Wettest 75 yrs
Phoenix AZ 3.69" 6.50" -2.81" -0.9σ 18th Driest 78 yrs
Carson City NV 9.07" 5.55" +3.52" +1.5σ 5th Wettest 82 yrs
San Diego CA 8.55" 7.80" +0.75" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 80 yrs
Sacramento CA 19.89" 13.19" +6.70" +1.4σ 8th Wettest 72 yrs
San Francisco CA 18.51" 14.24" +4.27" +0.8σ 17th Wettest 73 yrs
Bismarck ND 27.98" 16.65" +11.33" +2.8σ Wettest 72 yrs
Minot ND 20.46" 16.06" +4.40" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 68 yrs
Cheyenne WY 15.62" 14.86" +0.76" +0.5σ 35th Wettest 105 yrs
Lander WY 14.65" 11.22" +3.43" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 70 yrs
North Platte NE 27.26" 19.18" +8.08" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Pierre SD 28.89" 18.70" +10.19" +2.6σ 3rd Wettest 105 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 18.54" 14.62" +3.92" +1.1σ 16th Wettest 115 yrs
Sheridan WY 16.47" 12.89" +3.58" +1.1σ 12th Wettest 72 yrs
Billings MT 18.04" 12.53" +5.51" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Casper WY 12.05" 11.27" +0.78" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 71 yrs
Rapid City SD 27.11" 15.34" +11.77" +2.8σ Wettest 71 yrs
Elko NV 12.64" 7.60" +5.04" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 114 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 17.32" 13.24" +4.08" +1.4σ 9th Wettest 72 yrs
Boise ID 13.37" 8.83" +4.54" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 80 yrs
Great Falls MT 15.38" 13.61" +1.77" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 82 yrs
Helena MT 15.68" 10.33" +5.35" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 79 yrs
Missoula MT 13.71" 12.08" +1.63" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 72 yrs
Pendleton OR 11.33" 9.67" +1.66" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 91 yrs
Pocatello ID 11.38" 9.78" +1.60" +0.7σ 21st Wettest 81 yrs
Spokane WA 12.66" 11.96" +0.70" +0.3σ 45th Wettest 130 yrs
Eureka CA 34.65" 26.60" +8.05" +1.1σ 11th Wettest 78 yrs
Eugene OR 29.76" 30.55" -0.79" +0.0σ 39th Wettest 80 yrs
Medford OR 17.24" 11.84" +5.40" +1.3σ 12th Wettest 92 yrs
Olympia WA 25.94" 33.91" -7.97" -1.2σ 8th Driest 78 yrs
Portland OR 20.78" 24.91" -4.13" -1.0σ 13th Driest 81 yrs
Salem OR 25.22" 26.31" -1.09" -0.2σ 57th Driest 122 yrs
Seattle WA 24.22" 25.57" -1.35" -0.5σ 28th Driest 72 yrs
Yakima WA 7.85" 5.67" +2.18" +1.1σ 12th Wettest 73 yrs
Juneau AK 42.99" 50.44" -7.45" -0.5σ 21st Driest 71 yrs
Fairbanks AK 14.23" 9.50" +4.73" +1.6σ 8th Wettest 90 yrs
Bethel AK 20.44" 15.82" +4.62" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 93 yrs
Nome AK 26.01" 14.51" +11.50" +2.8σ 2nd Wettest 101 yrs
Barrow AK 9.30" 4.18" +5.12" +3.0σ Wettest 96 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 10.57" 15.80" -5.23" -1.1σ 10th Driest 71 yrs
Pueblo CO 12.31" 11.72" +0.59" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 65 yrs
Fresno CA 9.54" 8.66" +0.88" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 72 yrs
Baltimore MD 33.48" 35.21" -1.73" -0.3σ 36th Driest 80 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 47.38" 48.82" -1.44" -0.1σ 28th Driest 62 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 37.00" 34.79" +2.21" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 61 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 36.25" 35.17" +1.08" +0.1σ 22nd Wettest 56 yrs
Tallahassee FL 34.75" 51.83" -17.08" -1.6σ 3rd Driest 76 yrs
Cincinnati KY 46.03" 35.72" +10.31" +1.7σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Evansville IN 52.35" 37.22" +15.13" +2.0σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Indianapolis IN 41.53" 35.57" +5.96" +1.1σ 13th Wettest 72 yrs
Lexington KY 44.36" 37.71" +6.65" +0.9σ 28th Wettest 135 yrs
Springfield IL 45.24" 31.70" +13.54" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 119 yrs
Columbus GA 37.10" 38.38" -1.28" -0.4σ 25th Driest 72 yrs
Glasgow MT 16.54" 10.86" +5.68" +1.5σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Williston ND 20.28" 13.10" +7.18" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 123 yrs
Astoria OR 38.80" 46.22" -7.42" -1.1σ 11th Driest 67 yrs
Bridgeport CT 42.69" 36.02" +6.67" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 70 yrs
Montpelier VT 44.36" 31.36" +13.00" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 44.02" 41.92" +2.10" +0.8σ 30th Wettest 151 yrs
Worcester MA 45.15" 39.97" +5.18" +0.8σ 15th Wettest 71 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 42.47" 36.08" +6.39" +1.0σ 11th Wettest 61 yrs
Rockford IL 45.89" 31.68" +14.21" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 69 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 47.33" 32.11" +15.22" +2.7σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Toledo OH 41.16" 28.70" +12.46" +2.6σ Wettest 65 yrs
Chicago IL 46.16" 31.49" +14.67" +2.3σ Wettest 61 yrs
Detroit MI 32.50" 28.22" +4.28" +1.0σ 12th Wettest 61 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 44.75" 32.26" +12.49" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 56 yrs
Dubuque IA 51.36" 32.10" +19.26" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 66 yrs
Waterloo IA 39.04" 31.39" +7.65" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 69 yrs

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for October 2019, published online November 2019, retrieved on November 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201910/supplemental/page-3.

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