National Climate Report - Annual 2019
Precipitation Anomalies

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Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Dec 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-Dec) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2019
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Dec
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Dec Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 46.72" 56.35" -9.63" -0.7σ 17th Driest 64 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 26.10" 21.86" +4.24" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 78 yrs
Asheville NC 57.24" 45.57" +11.67" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 64 yrs
Macon GA 44.58" 45.68" -1.10" -0.1σ 33rd Driest 71 yrs
Paducah KY 70.30" 49.08" +21.22" +2.1σ 3rd Wettest 70 yrs
Augusta GA 50.89" 43.57" +7.32" +1.0σ 13th Wettest 75 yrs
Savannah GA 51.38" 47.96" +3.42" +0.3σ 25th Wettest 72 yrs
Huntsville AL 61.65" 54.34" +7.31" +0.7σ 17th Wettest 61 yrs
Huntington WV 49.41" 42.59" +6.82" +0.9σ 11th Wettest 59 yrs
Greenville SC 51.93" 47.19" +4.74" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 57 yrs
Beckley WV 44.10" 41.19" +2.91" +0.4σ 17th Wettest 56 yrs
Wichita KS 42.13" 32.64" +9.49" +1.3σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Jackson MS 64.17" 54.14" +10.03" +0.8σ 11th Wettest 56 yrs
Binghamton NY 44.02" 39.30" +4.72" +0.7σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Orlando FL 48.02" 50.73" -2.71" -0.1σ 32nd Driest 63 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 58.99" 49.62" +9.37" +0.9σ 18th Wettest 83 yrs
Fort Myers FL 60.39" 55.93" +4.46" +0.6σ 26th Wettest 99 yrs
Key West FL 35.41" 39.83" -4.42" -0.5σ 17th Driest 67 yrs
Miami FL 67.20" 61.90" +5.30" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 72 yrs
Tampa FL 60.78" 46.30" +14.48" +1.2σ 12th Wettest 80 yrs
New Orleans LA 62.56" 62.45" +0.11" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 72 yrs
Houston TX 55.14" 54.65" +0.49" +0.2σ 30th Wettest 74 yrs
Brownsville TX 22.86" 27.44" -4.58" -0.4σ 33rd Driest 91 yrs
San Antonio TX 22.06" 32.27" -10.21" -0.9σ 16th Driest 73 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 25.61" 31.76" -6.15" -0.5σ 27th Driest 72 yrs
Raleigh NC 42.99" 43.34" -0.35" -0.1σ 38th Driest 75 yrs
Greensboro NC 52.00" 42.20" +9.80" +1.3σ 9th Wettest 91 yrs
Elkins WV 50.05" 45.93" +4.12" +0.6σ 23rd Wettest 92 yrs
Norfolk VA 46.22" 46.53" -0.31" -0.0σ 37th Driest 74 yrs
Philadelphia PA 47.49" 41.53" +5.96" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 72 yrs
Richmond VA 42.92" 43.60" -0.68" -0.1σ 35th Driest 75 yrs
Roanoke VA 42.56" 41.25" +1.31" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 72 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 42.38" 39.74" +2.64" +0.3σ 25th Wettest 74 yrs
Wilmington NC 49.10" 57.61" -8.51" -0.7σ 13th Driest 72 yrs
Wilmington DE 47.99" 43.08" +4.91" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 72 yrs
Charleston WV 46.95" 44.03" +2.92" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 72 yrs
Atlanta GA 43.76" 49.71" -5.95" -0.6σ 25th Driest 90 yrs
Birmingham AL 52.58" 53.72" -1.14" -0.2σ 38th Driest 90 yrs
Johnson City TN 56.00" 41.01" +14.99" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 82 yrs
Charlotte NC 54.06" 41.63" +12.43" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 78 yrs
Chattanooga TN 63.21" 52.48" +10.73" +1.0σ 19th Wettest 80 yrs
Columbia SC 42.30" 44.59" -2.29" -0.5σ 21st Driest 72 yrs
Jacksonville FL 46.38" 52.39" -6.01" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 79 yrs
Knoxville TN 64.31" 47.86" +16.45" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 110 yrs
Memphis TN 73.67" 53.68" +19.99" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 80 yrs
Mobile AL 64.74" 66.15" -1.41" -0.1σ 33rd Driest 72 yrs
Montgomery AL 47.25" 53.07" -5.82" -0.4σ 25th Driest 72 yrs
Nashville TN 64.29" 47.25" +17.04" +1.8σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Shreveport LA 42.86" 51.41" -8.55" -0.5σ 29th Driest 80 yrs
Austin TX 31.87" 34.32" -2.45" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 81 yrs
Dallas TX 39.65" 37.57" +2.08" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 78 yrs
Abilene TX 23.17" 24.82" -1.65" -0.2σ 36th Driest 72 yrs
Little Rock AR 60.49" 49.75" +10.74" +1.0σ 16th Wettest 80 yrs
Fort Smith AR 67.52" 45.46" +22.06" +2.4σ 2nd Wettest 74 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 27.52" 28.92" -1.40" -0.0σ 54th Driest 110 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 45.35" 36.52" +8.83" +1.4σ 6th Wettest 72 yrs
Tulsa OK 59.59" 40.97" +18.62" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 76 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 64.11" 60.65" +3.46" +0.5σ 28th Wettest 90 yrs
Dodge City KS 22.91" 21.60" +1.31" +0.4σ 31st Wettest 94 yrs
St Louis MO 54.03" 40.96" +13.07" +1.9σ 5th Wettest 76 yrs
Springfield MO 54.30" 45.57" +8.73" +1.4σ 9th Wettest 79 yrs
Topeka KS 48.76" 36.46" +12.30" +1.6σ 4th Wettest 73 yrs
Bangor ME 52.03" 41.93" +10.10" +1.3σ 5th Wettest 65 yrs
Caribou ME 41.59" 38.49" +3.10" +0.5σ 20th Wettest 79 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 50.87" 44.73" +6.14" +0.9σ 17th Wettest 80 yrs
Buffalo NY 47.84" 40.48" +7.36" +1.7σ 6th Wettest 81 yrs
Albany NY 46.09" 39.35" +6.74" +1.4σ 10th Wettest 81 yrs
Allentown PA 60.69" 45.35" +15.34" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Boston MA 50.20" 43.77" +6.43" +1.0σ 15th Wettest 84 yrs
Hartford CT 52.21" 45.85" +6.36" +0.8σ 15th Wettest 71 yrs
Burlington VT 43.50" 36.82" +6.68" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 79 yrs
Concord NH 45.23" 40.61" +4.62" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 79 yrs
Harrisburg PA 42.72" 40.92" +1.80" +0.4σ 24th Wettest 71 yrs
Portland ME 52.22" 47.25" +4.97" +0.8σ 20th Wettest 79 yrs
Providence RI 52.00" 47.18" +4.82" +0.8σ 14th Wettest 72 yrs
Syracuse NY 46.43" 38.47" +7.96" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 81 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 49.44" 38.26" +11.18" +1.6σ 5th Wettest 70 yrs
Williamsport PA 48.68" 41.28" +7.40" +0.9σ 9th Wettest 71 yrs
Cleveland OH 40.01" 39.14" +0.87" +0.3σ 30th Wettest 81 yrs
Columbus OH 43.99" 39.31" +4.68" +0.8σ 17th Wettest 72 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 39.06" 38.34" +0.72" +0.3σ 33rd Wettest 79 yrs
Madison WI 46.44" 34.48" +11.96" +2.1σ 2nd Wettest 80 yrs
Milwaukee WI 46.04" 34.76" +11.28" +2.2σ Wettest 80 yrs
Muskegon MI 48.01" 33.49" +14.52" +2.8σ Wettest 115 yrs
Peoria IL 50.80" 36.49" +14.31" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 76 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 46.18" 32.95" +13.23" +2.5σ 2nd Wettest 89 yrs
South Bend IN 44.37" 38.00" +6.37" +1.2σ 17th Wettest 115 yrs
Youngstown OH 49.78" 38.91" +10.87" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 83 yrs
Erie PA 40.44" 42.16" -1.72" +0.0σ 47th Wettest 94 yrs
Akron OH 44.32" 39.62" +4.70" +0.8σ 14th Wettest 71 yrs
Green Bay WI 48.65" 29.52" +19.13" +4.0σ Wettest 133 yrs
Duluth MN 34.26" 30.96" +3.30" +0.7σ 18th Wettest 72 yrs
Fargo ND 31.27" 22.58" +8.69" +2.0σ 5th Wettest 78 yrs
Grand Forks ND 28.13" 20.81" +7.32" +2.3σ Wettest 76 yrs
International Falls MN 32.84" 24.22" +8.62" +2.0σ Wettest 75 yrs
La Crosse WI 44.72" 33.06" +11.66" +2.0σ 2nd Wettest 79 yrs
St Paul MN 43.21" 30.61" +12.60" +2.4σ Wettest 81 yrs
Moline IL 49.64" 37.96" +11.68" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 76 yrs
Rochester MN 55.23" 33.02" +22.21" +3.5σ Wettest 98 yrs
Aberdeen SD 30.18" 21.72" +8.46" +1.7σ 7th Wettest 107 yrs
Des Moines IA 49.39" 36.02" +13.37" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 74 yrs
Grand Island NE 39.74" 26.66" +13.08" +2.5σ Wettest 81 yrs
Norfolk NE 27.12" 27.41" -0.29" +0.3σ 31st Wettest 74 yrs
Omaha NE 39.96" 30.62" +9.34" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 71 yrs
Sioux City IA 33.94" 27.74" +6.20" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 72 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 39.58" 26.38" +13.20" +2.5σ Wettest 87 yrs
Hilo HI 100.85" 126.72" -25.87" -0.9σ 14th Driest 70 yrs
Del Rio TX 14.84" 19.52" -4.68" -0.6σ 19th Driest 61 yrs
Kahului HI 12.90" 17.83" -4.93" -0.7σ 20th Driest 72 yrs
Honolulu HI 16.67" 17.10" -0.43" -0.3σ 36th Driest 77 yrs
Lihue HI 35.72" 37.05" -1.33" -0.3σ 28th Driest 69 yrs
Roswell NM 11.34" 12.91" -1.57" -0.1σ 30th Wettest 65 yrs
Midland TX 14.29" 14.60" -0.31" -0.0σ 42nd Wettest 89 yrs
Lubbock TX 24.38" 19.12" +5.26" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 73 yrs
El Paso TX 8.10" 9.71" -1.61" -0.2σ 40th Driest 81 yrs
Amarillo TX 25.91" 20.36" +5.55" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 73 yrs
Albuquerque NM 8.78" 9.45" -0.67" +0.0σ 41st Wettest 88 yrs
Alamosa CO 7.85" 7.31" +0.54" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 70 yrs
Goodland KS 22.81" 19.66" +3.15" +1.0σ 14th Wettest 100 yrs
Grand Junction CO 8.59" 9.42" -0.83" -0.1σ 57th Wettest 120 yrs
Ely NV 14.57" 9.76" +4.81" +1.7σ 9th Wettest 93 yrs
Tucson AZ 13.64" 11.59" +2.05" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 72 yrs
Las Vegas NV 6.89" 4.19" +2.70" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 71 yrs
Los Angeles CA 18.73" 12.82" +5.91" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 75 yrs
Phoenix AZ 5.95" 8.03" -2.08" -0.5σ 24th Driest 78 yrs
Carson City NV 11.17" 7.40" +3.77" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 82 yrs
San Diego CA 15.30" 10.34" +4.96" +1.3σ 11th Wettest 80 yrs
Sacramento CA 24.89" 18.52" +6.37" +1.2σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
San Francisco CA 23.52" 20.65" +2.87" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 73 yrs
Bismarck ND 29.63" 17.85" +11.78" +2.8σ Wettest 72 yrs
Minot ND 20.88" 17.19" +3.69" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 67 yrs
Cheyenne WY 18.05" 15.94" +2.11" +0.8σ 23rd Wettest 105 yrs
Lander WY 16.97" 12.66" +4.31" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 70 yrs
North Platte NE 28.93" 20.23" +8.70" +1.9σ 4th Wettest 72 yrs
Pierre SD 30.64" 20.01" +10.63" +2.6σ 2nd Wettest 105 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 20.02" 15.79" +4.23" +1.1σ 17th Wettest 113 yrs
Sheridan WY 18.07" 14.16" +3.91" +1.1σ 10th Wettest 72 yrs
Billings MT 19.14" 13.66" +5.48" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
Casper WY 14.52" 12.52" +2.00" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 71 yrs
Rapid City SD 27.96" 16.29" +11.67" +2.7σ Wettest 71 yrs
Elko NV 14.88" 9.91" +4.97" +1.8σ 8th Wettest 113 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 20.13" 16.10" +4.03" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
Boise ID 14.57" 11.73" +2.84" +1.2σ 9th Wettest 80 yrs
Great Falls MT 16.84" 14.75" +2.09" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 82 yrs
Helena MT 16.53" 11.22" +5.31" +2.0σ 4th Wettest 79 yrs
Missoula MT 15.16" 14.13" +1.03" +0.5σ 23rd Wettest 72 yrs
Pendleton OR 12.38" 12.66" -0.28" -0.0σ 43rd Wettest 91 yrs
Pocatello ID 12.42" 12.13" +0.29" +0.3σ 32nd Wettest 81 yrs
Spokane WA 15.49" 16.56" -1.07" -0.2σ 61st Driest 130 yrs
Eureka CA 44.00" 40.33" +3.67" +0.5σ 25th Wettest 78 yrs
Eugene OR 36.32" 46.10" -9.78" -0.8σ 20th Driest 80 yrs
Medford OR 20.35" 18.35" +2.00" +0.3σ 30th Wettest 92 yrs
Olympia WA 37.14" 50.00" -12.86" -1.4σ 6th Driest 78 yrs
Portland OR 26.70" 36.03" -9.33" -1.4σ 4th Driest 81 yrs
Salem OR 30.87" 39.67" -8.80" -1.0σ 16th Driest 121 yrs
Seattle WA 33.90" 37.49" -3.59" -0.7σ 18th Driest 72 yrs
Yakima WA 8.55" 8.25" +0.30" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 73 yrs
Juneau AK 59.94" 62.27" -2.33" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 71 yrs
Fairbanks AK 16.44" 10.81" +5.63" +1.7σ 9th Wettest 90 yrs
Bethel AK 24.20" 18.54" +5.66" +1.3σ 5th Wettest 94 yrs
Nome AK 26.73" 16.81" +9.92" +2.2σ 3rd Wettest 99 yrs
Barrow AK 10.24" 4.53" +5.71" +2.7σ 2nd Wettest 96 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 11.79" 16.54" -4.75" -0.9σ 11th Driest 71 yrs
Pueblo CO 13.11" 12.57" +0.54" +0.4σ 23rd Wettest 65 yrs
Fresno CA 12.42" 11.50" +0.92" +0.4σ 22nd Wettest 72 yrs
Baltimore MD 38.15" 41.88" -3.73" -0.5σ 28th Driest 80 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 60.21" 58.04" +2.17" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 62 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 44.86" 41.75" +3.11" +0.3σ 24th Wettest 61 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 40.85" 41.54" -0.69" -0.1σ 24th Wettest 56 yrs
Tallahassee FL 39.07" 59.23" -20.16" -1.7σ 3rd Driest 76 yrs
Cincinnati KY 52.76" 42.52" +10.24" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 72 yrs
Evansville IN 61.24" 45.31" +15.93" +1.9σ 5th Wettest 72 yrs
Indianapolis IN 47.20" 42.44" +4.76" +0.9σ 15th Wettest 72 yrs
Lexington KY 56.07" 45.17" +10.90" +1.3σ 16th Wettest 135 yrs
Springfield IL 49.37" 37.43" +11.94" +2.0σ 5th Wettest 119 yrs
Columbus GA 49.00" 46.75" +2.25" -0.0σ 36th Wettest 72 yrs
Glasgow MT 17.77" 11.66" +6.11" +1.6σ 6th Wettest 72 yrs
Astoria OR 51.54" 67.26" -15.72" -1.5σ 5th Driest 67 yrs
Bridgeport CT 51.11" 42.74" +8.37" +1.0σ 9th Wettest 70 yrs
Montpelier VT 49.65" 37.27" +12.38" +2.2σ 2nd Wettest 68 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 53.06" 49.94" +3.12" +0.9σ 28th Wettest 151 yrs
Worcester MA 54.80" 48.07" +6.73" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 71 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 52.03" 42.77" +9.26" +1.3σ 7th Wettest 61 yrs
Rockford IL 49.45" 36.24" +13.21" +1.7σ 5th Wettest 69 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 52.50" 38.19" +14.31" +2.4σ 3rd Wettest 72 yrs
Toledo OH 44.63" 34.24" +10.39" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 65 yrs
Chicago IL 49.59" 36.89" +12.70" +1.9σ 3rd Wettest 61 yrs
Detroit MI 36.45" 33.47" +2.98" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 61 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 51.42" 38.27" +13.15" +2.3σ Wettest 56 yrs
Dubuque IA 54.91" 36.29" +18.62" +2.0σ 3rd Wettest 66 yrs
Waterloo IA 41.88" 34.60" +7.28" +1.0σ 10th Wettest 69 yrs

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: National Climate Report for 2019, published online January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201913/supplemental/page-1.

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