National Overview - March 2014
Precipitation Anomalies

« National Overview - March 2014


Precipitation Anomalies

The following table shows, for about 180 long-term stations, how its Jan-Mar 2014 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-Mar) Precipitation for selected locations
Location ST 2014
Value
1981-2010
Average
Jan-Mar
Departure
Unusualness Jan-Mar Rank
#Yrs in Record
San Juan PR 6.57" 8.10" -1.53" -0.4σ 22nd Driest 59 yrs
Flagstaff AZ 1.84" 6.33" -4.49" -1.1σ 8th Driest 79 yrs
Asheville NC 7.67" 11.26" -3.59" -1.2σ 7th Driest 59 yrs
Macon GA 11.76" 13.15" -1.39" -0.4σ 23rd Driest 66 yrs
Paducah KY 8.83" 11.52" -2.69" -0.8σ 14th Driest 65 yrs
Augusta GA 8.77" 12.01" -3.24" -0.9σ 17th Driest 70 yrs
Savannah GA 6.76" 10.21" -3.45" -0.8σ 13th Driest 67 yrs
Huntsville AL 12.55" 14.94" -2.39" -0.7σ 17th Driest 56 yrs
Huntington WV 10.48" 9.94" +0.54" +0.2σ 22nd Wettest 54 yrs
Greenville SC 10.35" 12.31" -1.96" -0.8σ 12th Driest 52 yrs
Beckley WV 7.63" 9.14" -1.51" -0.6σ 13th Driest 51 yrs
Wichita KS 1.48" 4.70" -3.22" -1.1σ 5th Driest 61 yrs
Jackson MS 12.70" 14.77" -2.07" -0.6σ 17th Driest 51 yrs
Binghamton NY 8.39" 7.75" +0.64" +0.4σ 21st Wettest 63 yrs
Orlando FL 9.58" 8.50" +1.08" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 58 yrs
Daytona Beach FL 11.32" 9.76" +1.56" +0.6σ 20th Wettest 78 yrs
Fort Myers FL 6.64" 6.97" -0.33" +0.1σ 42nd Wettest 101 yrs
Key West FL 11.38" 5.58" +5.80" +1.5σ 4th Wettest 63 yrs
Miami FL 5.69" 6.87" -1.18" -0.2σ 33rd Wettest 67 yrs
Tampa FL 9.92" 8.07" +1.85" +0.4σ 26th Wettest 75 yrs
New Orleans LA 14.28" 15.00" -0.72" -0.1σ 32nd Wettest 67 yrs
Houston TX 5.17" 10.28" -5.11" -1.1σ 8th Driest 72 yrs
Brownsville TX 2.22" 3.58" -1.36" -0.5σ 34th Driest 90 yrs
San Antonio TX 1.70" 5.86" -4.16" -1.1σ 4th Driest 68 yrs
Corpus Christi TX 2.57" 5.36" -2.79" -0.7σ 17th Driest 67 yrs
Raleigh NC 10.03" 10.84" -0.81" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 70 yrs
Greensboro NC 10.59" 9.75" +0.84" +0.2σ 41st Wettest 86 yrs
Elkins WV 9.46" 10.29" -0.83" -0.4σ 32nd Driest 88 yrs
Norfolk VA 10.11" 10.20" -0.09" -0.1σ 33rd Wettest 69 yrs
Philadelphia PA 12.91" 9.47" +3.44" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 67 yrs
Richmond VA 9.56" 9.84" -0.28" -0.1σ 32nd Wettest 71 yrs
Roanoke VA 9.04" 9.27" -0.23" -0.1σ 34th Driest 67 yrs
Washington (Reagan National) VA 10.87" 8.91" +1.96" +0.8σ 13th Wettest 69 yrs
Wilmington NC 11.85" 11.59" +0.26" +0.2σ 24th Wettest 67 yrs
Wilmington DE 12.41" 9.61" +2.80" +0.9σ 14th Wettest 67 yrs
Charleston WV 10.78" 10.10" +0.68" +0.1σ 31st Wettest 66 yrs
Atlanta GA 10.28" 13.68" -3.40" -1.0σ 12th Driest 85 yrs
Birmingham AL 11.65" 14.60" -2.95" -1.0σ 12th Driest 85 yrs
Johnson City TN 7.33" 10.26" -2.93" -1.2σ 9th Driest 77 yrs
Charlotte NC 11.40" 10.74" +0.66" -0.0σ 31st Wettest 73 yrs
Chattanooga TN 9.98" 14.73" -4.75" -1.3σ 8th Driest 75 yrs
Columbia SC 10.25" 10.92" -0.67" -0.5σ 27th Driest 67 yrs
Jacksonville FL 14.37" 10.44" +3.93" +1.0σ 13th Wettest 74 yrs
Knoxville TN 10.47" 12.92" -2.45" -0.8σ 23rd Driest 105 yrs
Memphis TN 15.51" 13.53" +1.98" +0.3σ 27th Wettest 75 yrs
Mobile AL 13.63" 16.91" -3.28" -0.6σ 20th Driest 67 yrs
Montgomery AL 13.20" 15.88" -2.68" -0.4σ 25th Driest 67 yrs
Nashville TN 12.07" 11.80" +0.27" -0.3σ 30th Driest 67 yrs
Shreveport LA 7.47" 13.09" -5.62" -1.2σ 8th Driest 75 yrs
Austin TX 2.10" 7.00" -4.90" -1.3σ 7th Driest 76 yrs
Dallas TX 2.23" 8.14" -5.91" -1.5σ 3rd Driest 74 yrs
Abilene TX 1.17" 4.12" -2.95" -1.1σ 7th Driest 67 yrs
Little Rock AR 10.87" 11.89" -1.02" -0.4σ 33rd Driest 76 yrs
Fort Smith AR 5.62" 9.42" -3.80" -0.9σ 12th Driest 69 yrs
Wichita Falls TX 2.53" 5.09" -2.56" -0.8σ 28th Driest 110 yrs
Oklahoma City OK 1.69" 6.03" -4.34" -1.4σ Driest 67 yrs
Tulsa OK 2.81" 6.80" -3.99" -1.2σ 5th Driest 71 yrs
Baton Rouge LA 12.50" 15.17" -2.67" -0.5σ 30th Driest 85 yrs
Dodge City KS 1.12" 2.85" -1.73" -0.8σ 11th Driest 67 yrs
St Louis MO 4.71" 7.96" -3.25" -1.2σ 5th Driest 73 yrs
Springfield MO 4.14" 8.61" -4.47" -1.1σ 7th Driest 74 yrs
Topeka KS 2.40" 4.67" -2.27" -1.0σ 9th Driest 68 yrs
Bangor ME 8.83" 8.79" +0.04" -0.1σ 27th Driest 57 yrs
Caribou ME 9.67" 7.43" +2.24" +1.4σ 7th Wettest 73 yrs
New York (La Guardia) NY 10.96" 9.90" +1.06" +0.3σ 23rd Wettest 70 yrs
Buffalo NY 9.35" 8.54" +0.81" +0.5σ 24th Wettest 76 yrs
Albany NY 8.52" 8.00" +0.52" +0.5σ 26th Wettest 76 yrs
Allentown PA 11.43" 9.12" +2.31" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 67 yrs
Boston MA 11.86" 10.93" +0.93" +0.2σ 25th Wettest 79 yrs
Hartford CT 12.09" 9.74" +2.35" +0.6σ 16th Wettest 66 yrs
Burlington VT 6.17" 6.04" +0.13" +0.2σ 32nd Wettest 74 yrs
Concord NH 11.31" 8.59" +2.72" +1.2σ 8th Wettest 73 yrs
Harrisburg PA 9.97" 8.96" +1.01" +0.8σ 16th Wettest 67 yrs
Portland ME 12.64" 10.87" +1.77" +0.5σ 21st Wettest 74 yrs
Providence RI 15.14" 12.16" +2.98" +1.0σ 9th Wettest 67 yrs
Syracuse NY 9.06" 7.52" +1.54" +0.4σ 28th Wettest 76 yrs
Wilkes-Barre PA 6.96" 6.95" +0.01" -0.1σ 32nd Driest 65 yrs
Williamsport PA 6.70" 8.01" -1.31" -0.8σ 14th Driest 66 yrs
Cleveland OH 7.24" 7.99" -0.75" -0.3σ 34th Driest 76 yrs
Columbus OH 7.39" 8.00" -0.61" -0.4σ 28th Driest 67 yrs
Fort Wayne IN 8.00" 7.01" +0.99" +0.3σ 26th Wettest 75 yrs
Madison WI 3.17" 4.88" -1.71" -0.9σ 17th Driest 75 yrs
Milwaukee WI 3.88" 5.68" -1.80" -0.8σ 16th Driest 76 yrs
Muskegon MI 6.82" 6.11" +0.71" +0.2σ 43rd Wettest 115 yrs
Peoria IL 6.81" 6.37" +0.44" +0.2σ 33rd Wettest 71 yrs
Sault Ste. Marie MI 5.07" 5.48" -0.41" -0.4σ 32nd Driest 84 yrs
South Bend IN 7.66" 6.66" +1.00" +0.3σ 39th Wettest 112 yrs
Youngstown OH 6.66" 7.64" -0.98" -0.6σ 23rd Driest 79 yrs
Erie PA 9.17" 8.29" +0.88" +0.6σ 22nd Wettest 89 yrs
Akron OH 6.12" 7.90" -1.78" -0.9σ 10th Driest 66 yrs
Green Bay WI 3.71" 4.09" -0.38" -0.4σ 28th Driest 67 yrs
Duluth MN 4.77" 3.26" +1.51" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 67 yrs
Fargo ND 1.61" 2.61" -1.00" -0.6σ 20th Driest 72 yrs
Grand Forks ND 2.04" 2.03" +0.01" +0.0σ 30th Wettest 65 yrs
International Falls MN 3.23" 2.14" +1.09" +0.7σ 20th Wettest 79 yrs
La Crosse WI 3.69" 4.21" -0.52" -0.3σ 28th Driest 74 yrs
St Paul MN 3.65" 3.56" +0.09" +0.2σ 29th Wettest 76 yrs
Moline IL 4.95" 5.95" -1.00" -0.5σ 24th Driest 71 yrs
Rochester MN 3.91" 3.57" +0.34" +0.4σ 33rd Wettest 96 yrs
Aberdeen SD 1.22" 2.18" -0.96" -0.8σ 17th Driest 115 yrs
Des Moines IA 2.97" 4.58" -1.61" -0.9σ 16th Driest 69 yrs
Grand Island NE 0.85" 3.01" -2.16" -1.4σ 5th Driest 76 yrs
Norfolk NE 0.93" 3.12" -2.19" -1.3σ 2nd Driest 69 yrs
Omaha NE 1.08" 3.56" -2.48" -1.5σ 2nd Driest 66 yrs
Sioux City IA 1.16" 3.29" -2.13" -1.5σ 3rd Driest 67 yrs
Sioux Falls SD 1.70" 2.92" -1.22" -1.0σ 11th Driest 83 yrs
Hilo HI 26.97" 32.25" -5.28" -0.4σ 27th Driest 65 yrs
Del Rio TX 0.54" 2.74" -2.20" -1.0σ 9th Driest 57 yrs
Kahului HI 11.31" 7.21" +4.10" +0.6σ 18th Wettest 73 yrs
Honolulu HI 6.30" 6.32" -0.02" -0.3σ 31st Driest 65 yrs
Lihue HI 12.34" 11.52" +0.82" -0.1σ 32nd Wettest 64 yrs
Roswell NM 0.31" 1.31" -1.00" -0.9σ 10th Driest 60 yrs
Midland TX 0.45" 1.87" -1.42" -1.0σ 10th Driest 84 yrs
Lubbock TX 0.33" 2.50" -2.17" -1.1σ 5th Driest 68 yrs
El Paso TX 0.18" 1.12" -0.94" -1.2σ 5th Driest 67 yrs
Amarillo TX 0.59" 2.67" -2.08" -1.1σ 8th Driest 67 yrs
Albuquerque NM 0.40" 1.43" -1.03" -1.1σ 9th Driest 83 yrs
Alamosa CO 0.52" 1.05" -0.53" -0.9σ 10th Driest 66 yrs
Goodland KS 1.36" 1.94" -0.58" -0.5σ 43rd Driest 102 yrs
Grand Junction CO 1.48" 2.04" -0.56" -0.6σ 30th Driest 115 yrs
Ely NV 2.15" 2.38" -0.23" -0.3σ 41st Driest 91 yrs
Tucson AZ 0.59" 2.53" -1.94" -1.1σ 9th Driest 67 yrs
Las Vegas NV 0.30" 1.74" -1.44" -0.8σ 17th Driest 66 yrs
Los Angeles CA 3.15" 7.81" -4.66" -0.7σ 16th Driest 70 yrs
Phoenix AZ 0.99" 2.82" -1.83" -0.9σ 17th Driest 75 yrs
Carson City NV 1.16" 2.81" -1.65" -1.0σ 10th Driest 77 yrs
San Diego CA 2.30" 6.06" -3.76" -0.9σ 13th Driest 75 yrs
Sacramento CA 6.06" 9.86" -3.80" -0.7σ 21st Driest 73 yrs
San Francisco CA 5.71" 11.21" -5.50" -0.9σ 15th Driest 68 yrs
Bismarck ND 1.40" 1.81" -0.41" -0.4σ 31st Driest 67 yrs
Minot ND 0.41" 1.75" -1.34" -1.5σ 4th Driest 61 yrs
Cheyenne WY 3.06" 1.85" +1.21" +1.3σ 10th Wettest 100 yrs
Lander WY 1.99" 2.15" -0.16" -0.3σ 32nd Driest 67 yrs
North Platte NE 1.84" 1.89" -0.05" -0.2σ 34th Driest 67 yrs
Pierre SD 1.57" 2.24" -0.67" -0.5σ 37th Driest 106 yrs
Scottsbluff NE 2.47" 2.01" +0.46" +0.7σ 23rd Wettest 114 yrs
Sheridan WY 3.55" 2.08" +1.47" +1.2σ 5th Wettest 67 yrs
Billings MT 4.42" 2.02" +2.40" +2.3σ Wettest 67 yrs
Casper WY 3.13" 1.90" +1.23" +1.8σ 4th Wettest 66 yrs
Rapid City SD 1.58" 1.67" -0.09" -0.4σ 30th Driest 66 yrs
Elko NV 3.65" 2.96" +0.69" +0.4σ 26th Wettest 112 yrs
Salt Lake City UT 3.89" 4.29" -0.40" -0.3σ 31st Driest 67 yrs
Boise ID 5.39" 3.62" +1.77" +1.3σ 8th Wettest 75 yrs
Great Falls MT 3.74" 1.89" +1.85" +1.6σ 4th Wettest 67 yrs
Helena MT 3.34" 1.25" +2.09" +2.4σ 3rd Wettest 75 yrs
Missoula MT 5.13" 2.55" +2.58" +2.3σ 2nd Wettest 67 yrs
Pendleton OR 4.62" 3.86" +0.76" +0.6σ 23rd Wettest 86 yrs
Pocatallo ID 4.01" 3.22" +0.79" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 75 yrs
Spokane WA 5.72" 4.73" +0.99" +0.5σ 35th Wettest 124 yrs
Eureka CA 13.69" 17.43" -3.74" -0.6σ 20th Driest 73 yrs
Eugene OR 16.65" 17.29" -0.64" -0.1σ 34th Driest 75 yrs
Medford OR 8.83" 6.15" +2.68" +0.9σ 20th Wettest 87 yrs
Olympia WA 22.22" 18.40" +3.82" +0.6σ 18th Wettest 67 yrs
Portland OR 15.35" 12.22" +3.13" +0.6σ 21st Wettest 76 yrs
Salem OR 16.60" 14.51" +2.09" +0.3σ 42nd Wettest 119 yrs
Seattle WA 19.26" 12.79" +6.47" +1.5σ 6th Wettest 67 yrs
Yakima WA 2.33" 2.54" -0.21" -0.3σ 31st Driest 68 yrs
Juneau AK 15.59" 13.26" +2.33" +0.9σ 13th Wettest 68 yrs
Fairbanks AK 0.85" 1.25" -0.40" -0.7σ 19th Driest 66 yrs
Bethel AK 2.08" 2.21" -0.13" -0.1σ 35th Wettest 84 yrs
Nome AK 2.71" 2.52" +0.19" +0.3σ 31st Wettest 79 yrs
Barrow AK 0.44" 0.36" +0.08" -0.0σ 33rd Wettest 87 yrs
Colorado Springs CO 1.31" 1.66" -0.35" -0.2σ 29th Wettest 66 yrs
Pueblo CO 1.49" 1.58" -0.09" +0.1σ 24th Wettest 60 yrs
Fresno CA 3.30" 6.25" -2.95" -0.8σ 16th Driest 67 yrs
Baltimore MD 11.68" 9.85" +1.83" +0.7σ 16th Wettest 75 yrs
Cape Hatteras NC 15.58" 14.03" +1.55" +0.4σ 20th Wettest 57 yrs
Atlantic City NJ 13.56" 10.30" +3.26" +1.0σ 7th Wettest 56 yrs
Washington (Dulles) VA 10.60" 8.80" +1.80" +0.7σ 10th Wettest 51 yrs
Tallahassee FL 18.29" 15.13" +3.16" +0.6σ 17th Wettest 65 yrs
Cincinnati KY 7.98" 9.77" -1.79" -0.7σ 25th Driest 67 yrs
Evansville IN 6.81" 10.51" -3.70" -1.0σ 6th Driest 67 yrs
Indianapolis IN 7.19" 8.54" -1.35" -0.6σ 20th Driest 67 yrs
Lexington KY 9.94" 10.47" -0.53" -0.4σ 54th Driest 131 yrs
Springfield IL 7.21" 6.26" +0.95" +0.3σ 43rd Wettest 114 yrs
Columbus GA 13.71" 13.75" -0.04" -0.2σ 33rd Driest 67 yrs
Glasgow MT 1.06" 1.05" +0.01" -0.3σ 33rd Driest 67 yrs
Williston ND 0.77" 1.69" -0.92" -1.2σ 12th Driest 119 yrs
Astoria OR 24.63" 24.84" -0.21" -0.1σ 28th Driest 61 yrs
Bridgeport CT 12.20" 9.94" +2.26" +0.7σ 17th Wettest 66 yrs
Montpelier VT 7.42" 6.88" +0.54" +0.2σ 28th Wettest 64 yrs
New York (Central Park) NY 11.95" 11.10" +0.85" +0.4σ 45th Wettest 139 yrs
Worchester MA 12.60" 10.93" +1.67" +0.5σ 16th Wettest 66 yrs
New York (JFK) NY 11.87" 9.53" +2.34" +0.8σ 10th Wettest 57 yrs
Rockford IL 4.77" 5.10" -0.33" -0.2σ 27th Driest 64 yrs
Pittsburgh PA 6.31" 8.04" -1.73" -1.1σ 12th Driest 67 yrs
Toledo OH 8.58" 6.60" +1.98" +0.9σ 10th Wettest 60 yrs
Chicago IL 7.02" 6.02" +1.00" +0.5σ 19th Wettest 56 yrs
Detroit MI 7.26" 6.26" +1.00" +0.5σ 16th Wettest 56 yrs
Grand Rapids MI 7.31" 6.25" +1.06" +0.4σ 18th Wettest 51 yrs
Dubuque IA 3.63" 5.02" -1.39" -0.8σ 15th Driest 62 yrs
Waterloo IA 4.14" 3.88" +0.26" +0.1σ 29th Wettest 63 yrs