National Climate Report - Annual 2019
Decade-by-Decade in the US

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Decade-by-Decade in the US


These graphics depict national averages for temperature (top, red) and precipitation (bottom, green) since 1900. Dots represent annual values, while the shaded bars represent decadal averages for the 10 years in the decades ending in "9" (1900—09, 1910—19, etc.). Both annual and decadal values are presented as anomalies, or departures from the 20th century (1901—2000) average.

Graph: Temperature

Baseline: 1901—2000 average of 52.02°F. Click for a full-sized version.

map depicting number of weeks in US Drought Monitor category D1 or greater during 2019



Graph: Precipitation

Baseline: 1901—2000 average of 29.94 inches. Click for a full-sized version.

map depicting maximum US Drought Monitor category designated during 2019


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-5.

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