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Northern Hemisphere
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 46,886 47,240 -353 32/58 50,275 (2008) 41,890 (1981)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 42,473 44,269 -1,796 48/58 46,846 (2012) 37,441 (1980)
11 35,586 35,054 532 17/58 38,597 (1993) 28,279 (1979)
10 18,733 19,167 -435 25/56 25,724 (1976) 12,781 (1988)
9 5,354 5,508 -154 28/55 7,762 (1972) 3,838 (1990)
8 2,567 2,682 -115 39/55 5,308 (1967) 2,089 (1968)
7 2,806 3,191 -384 44/54 8,210 (1967) 2,325 (2012)
6 5,962 8,134 -2,171 50/56 14,972 (1978) 4,922 (2012)
5 16,742 18,216 -1,474 50/57 23,093 (1974) 15,377 (2010)
4 30,266 29,927 339 28/57 34,606 (1979) 27,914 (2016)
3 39,256 39,792 -536 43/57 44,282 (1985) 37,122 (1990)
2 45,526 45,701 -175 32/57 51,320 (1978) 42,667 (1995)
1 46,266 47,240 -974 42/58 50,275 (2008) 41,890 (1981)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 43,560 44,269 -709 37/58 46,846 (2012) 37,441 (1980)
11 37,745 35,054 2,692 4/58 38,597 (1993) 28,279 (1979)
10 18,660 19,167 -507 26/56 25,724 (1976) 12,781 (1988)
9 5,930 5,508 423 14/55 7,762 (1972) 3,838 (1990)
8 2,445 2,682 -237 44/55 5,308 (1967) 2,089 (1968)
7 2,670 3,191 -521 46/54 8,210 (1967) 2,325 (2012)
6 5,509 8,134 -2,624 54/56 14,972 (1978) 4,922 (2012)
5 17,955 18,216 -261 40/57 23,093 (1974) 15,377 (2010)
4 30,856 29,927 929 23/57 34,606 (1979) 27,914 (2016)
3 40,037 39,792 245 31/57 44,282 (1985) 37,122 (1990)
2 45,777 45,701 76 27/57 51,320 (1978) 42,667 (1995)
1 47,288 47,240 48 26/58 50,275 (2008) 41,890 (1981)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 44,513 44,269 244 17/58 46,846 (2012) 37,441 (1980)
11 35,448 35,054 394 20/58 38,597 (1993) 28,279 (1979)
10 18,137 19,167 -1,030 30/56 25,724 (1976) 12,781 (1988)
9 5,585 5,508 78 23/55 7,762 (1972) 3,838 (1990)
8 2,540 2,682 -142 41/55 5,308 (1967) 2,089 (1968)
7 2,812 3,191 -378 43/54 8,210 (1967) 2,325 (2012)
6 6,172 8,134 -1,961 46/56 14,972 (1978) 4,922 (2012)
5 16,209 18,216 -2,008 55/57 23,093 (1974) 15,377 (2010)
4 28,841 29,927 -1,087 47/57 34,606 (1979) 27,914 (2016)
3 38,609 39,792 -1,183 46/57 44,282 (1985) 37,122 (1990)
2 46,090 45,701 388 22/57 51,320 (1978) 42,667 (1995)
1 46,769 47,240 -470 34/58 50,275 (2008) 41,890 (1981)
 

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Eurasia
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 28,930 29,647 -717 41/58 32,265 (2008) 25,823 (1981)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 27,534 27,365 169 18/58 29,699 (2002) 22,882 (1980)
11 21,991 21,181 810 16/58 24,132 (1993) 16,796 (1979)
10 10,578 10,684 -106 24/56 17,218 (1976) 5,578 (1988)
9 1,708 1,636 72 22/55 3,409 (1977) 540 (1984)
8 176 272 -97 39/55 1,859 (1967) 72 (2020)
7 218 487 -270 42/54 3,551 (1967) 141 (tie)
6 1,749 2,853 -1,103 46/56 7,129 (1978) 1,068 (2012)
5 9,273 9,179 94 35/57 12,511 (1976) 7,262 (2013)
4 16,347 16,759 -412 43/57 20,687 (1981) 14,767 (2014)
3 22,266 24,091 -1,825 52/57 27,950 (1981) 20,183 (2002)
2 28,210 28,515 -305 37/57 32,285 (1978) 25,913 (2002)
1 28,607 29,647 -1,040 49/58 32,265 (2008) 25,823 (1981)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 26,119 27,365 -1,246 49/58 29,699 (2002) 22,882 (1980)
11 22,494 21,181 1,313 11/58 24,132 (1993) 16,796 (1979)
10 10,759 10,684 75 22/56 17,218 (1976) 5,578 (1988)
9 2,522 1,636 886 6/55 3,409 (1977) 540 (1984)
8 148 272 -125 46/55 1,859 (1967) 72 (2020)
7 159 487 -329 52/54 3,551 (1967) 141 (tie)
6 1,107 2,853 -1,746 55/56 7,129 (1978) 1,068 (2012)
5 8,560 9,179 -619 45/57 12,511 (1976) 7,262 (2013)
4 16,864 16,759 105 32/57 20,687 (1981) 14,767 (2014)
3 24,387 24,091 296 33/57 27,950 (1981) 20,183 (2002)
2 28,997 28,515 482 22/57 32,285 (1978) 25,913 (2002)
1 29,687 29,647 40 24/58 32,265 (2008) 25,823 (1981)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 27,693 27,365 329 13/58 29,699 (2002) 22,882 (1980)
11 22,521 21,181 1,340 9/58 24,132 (1993) 16,796 (1979)
10 10,672 10,684 -13 23/56 17,218 (1976) 5,578 (1988)
9 1,508 1,636 -128 32/55 3,409 (1977) 540 (1984)
8 153 272 -120 43/55 1,859 (1967) 72 (2020)
7 194 487 -293 45/54 3,551 (1967) 141 (tie)
6 1,178 2,853 -1,675 53/56 7,129 (1978) 1,068 (2012)
5 7,622 9,179 -1,557 53/57 12,511 (1976) 7,262 (2013)
4 16,485 16,759 -274 41/57 20,687 (1981) 14,767 (2014)
3 23,691 24,091 -400 43/57 27,950 (1981) 20,183 (2002)
2 27,695 28,515 -820 44/57 32,285 (1978) 25,913 (2002)
1 29,115 29,647 -531 37/58 32,265 (2008) 25,823 (1981)
 

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North America
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 17,957 17,593 364 16/58 18,816 (1985) 16,067 (1981)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 14,939 16,904 -1,965 56/58 18,273 (2009) 14,559 (1980)
11 13,595 13,873 -278 28/58 15,720 (2018) 11,483 (1979)
10 8,154 8,483 -328 28/56 10,263 (2020) 6,364 (1979)
9 3,646 3,872 -226 33/55 5,065 (2018) 2,892 (1968)
8 2,391 2,410 -18 29/55 3,855 (1978) 2,007 (1968)
7 2,589 2,703 -114 41/54 5,073 (1978) 2,184 (2012)
6 4,213 5,281 -1,068 53/56 7,843 (1978) 3,854 (2012)
5 7,469 9,037 -1,568 57/57 11,478 (1974) 7,469 (2023)
4 13,919 13,168 751 16/57 15,077 (1975) 11,020 (2010)
3 16,990 15,702 1,288 4/57 17,293 (1969) 14,041 (1968)
2 17,316 17,186 130 24/57 19,035 (1978) 15,831 (1992)
1 17,659 17,593 66 28/58 18,816 (1985) 16,067 (1981)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 17,441 16,904 537 13/58 18,273 (2009) 14,559 (1980)
11 15,252 13,873 1,379 3/58 15,720 (2018) 11,483 (1979)
10 7,901 8,483 -581 35/56 10,263 (2020) 6,364 (1979)
9 3,408 3,872 -464 46/55 5,065 (2018) 2,892 (1968)
8 2,298 2,410 -112 39/55 3,855 (1978) 2,007 (1968)
7 2,511 2,703 -193 44/54 5,073 (1978) 2,184 (2012)
6 4,402 5,281 -879 51/56 7,843 (1978) 3,854 (2012)
5 9,395 9,037 358 23/57 11,478 (1974) 7,469 (2023)
4 13,992 13,168 824 13/57 15,077 (1975) 11,020 (2010)
3 15,651 15,702 -51 33/57 17,293 (1969) 14,041 (1968)
2 16,779 17,186 -407 37/56 19,035 (1978) 15,831 (1992)
1 17,601 17,593 8 34/58 18,816 (1985) 16,067 (1981)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 16,819 16,904 -85 27/58 18,273 (2009) 14,559 (1980)
11 12,927 13,873 -946 46/58 15,720 (2018) 11,483 (1979)
10 7,466 8,483 -1,017 48/56 10,263 (2020) 6,364 (1979)
9 4,077 3,872 206 13/55 5,065 (2018) 2,892 (1968)
8 2,387 2,410 -22 31/55 3,855 (1978) 2,007 (1968)
7 2,618 2,703 -85 39/54 5,073 (1978) 2,184 (2012)
6 4,995 5,281 -286 42/56 7,843 (1978) 3,854 (2012)
5 8,586 9,037 -451 46/57 11,478 (1974) 7,469 (2023)
4 12,356 13,168 -812 48/57 15,077 (1975) 11,020 (2010)
3 14,918 15,702 -783 49/57 17,293 (1969) 14,041 (1968)
2 18,394 17,186 1,208 4/57 19,035 (1978) 15,831 (1992)
1 17,654 17,593 61 30/58 18,816 (1985) 16,067 (1981)
 

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Canada
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 10,299 10,319 -20 36/58 10,424 (1982) 10,060 (1981)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 9,544 10,147 -603 58/58 10,403 (2016) 9,544 (2023)
11 9,018 8,948 70 22/58 9,978 (2018) 7,254 (1987)
10 4,654 5,210 -557 37/56 6,708 (2018) 3,488 (1987)
9 1,360 1,544 -184 36/55 2,812 (2018) 647 (1968)
8 319 355 -37 32/55 1,569 (1978) 132 (2009)
7 445 593 -148 43/54 2,718 (1978) 143 (2012)
6 1,847 2,843 -995 55/56 4,899 (1978) 1,604 (2012)
5 4,086 5,797 -1,711 57/57 7,902 (1974) 4,086 (2023)
4 8,984 8,787 197 27/57 9,860 (1979) 6,939 (2010)
3 10,323 10,074 248 7/57 10,368 (1982) 9,486 (1981)
2 10,325 10,309 16 24/57 10,424 (2013) 10,015 (1981)
1 10,299 10,319 -20 35/58 10,424 (1982) 10,060 (1981)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 10,259 10,147 112 14/58 10,403 (2016) 9,544 (2023)
11 9,667 8,948 718 5/58 9,978 (2018) 7,254 (1987)
10 4,475 5,210 -735 41/56 6,708 (2018) 3,488 (1987)
9 1,133 1,544 -411 47/55 2,812 (2018) 647 (1968)
8 252 355 -103 43/55 1,569 (1978) 132 (2009)
7 354 593 -239 46/54 2,718 (1978) 143 (2012)
6 2,085 2,843 -758 51/56 4,899 (1978) 1,604 (2012)
5 6,080 5,797 283 23/57 7,902 (1974) 4,086 (2023)
4 9,409 8,787 622 16/57 9,860 (1979) 6,939 (2010)
3 10,130 10,074 56 28/57 10,368 (1982) 9,486 (1981)
2 10,303 10,309 -6 29/57 10,424 (2013) 10,015 (1981)
1 10,348 10,319 29 16/58 10,424 (1982) 10,060 (1981)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 10,255 10,147 108 15/58 10,403 (2016) 9,544 (2023)
11 8,713 8,948 -235 34/58 9,978 (2018) 7,254 (1987)
10 4,150 5,210 -1,060 49/56 6,708 (2018) 3,488 (1987)
9 1,514 1,544 -30 25/55 2,812 (2018) 647 (1968)
8 262 355 -93 40/55 1,569 (1978) 132 (2009)
7 472 593 -121 42/54 2,718 (1978) 143 (2012)
6 2,680 2,843 -163 40/56 4,899 (1978) 1,604 (2012)
5 5,541 5,797 -256 40/57 7,902 (1974) 4,086 (2023)
4 8,237 8,787 -551 46/57 9,860 (1979) 6,939 (2010)
3 9,856 10,074 -218 48/57 10,368 (1982) 9,486 (1981)
2 10,373 10,309 64 10/57 10,424 (2013) 10,015 (1981)
1 10,282 10,319 -37 43/58 10,424 (1982) 10,060 (1981)
 

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Contiguous United States
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 3,891 3,554 338 15/58 4,678 (1985) 2,292 (1981)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 1,663 3,059 -1,396 56/58 4,246 (2009) 1,242 (1980)
11 897 1,321 -425 43/58 2,268 (2014) 174 (1999)
10 289 206 83 11/56 790 (2020) 0 (tie)
9 0 10 -10 20-55/55 72 (2019) 0 (tie)
8 0 3 -3 12-55/55 65 (1983) 0 (tie)
7 0 10 -10 24-54/54 84 (1997) 0 (tie)
6 0 29 -29 36-56/56 268 (1973) 0 (tie)
5 134 104 30 28/57 527 (1983) 0 (2004)
4 1,248 723 525 7/57 1,602 (1975) 209 (1968)
3 2,921 1,926 994 4/57 3,209 (1969) 906 (1968)
2 3,250 3,150 100 24/57 4,910 (1978) 1,972 (1992)
1 3,669 3,554 116 25/58 4,678 (1985) 2,292 (1981)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 3,438 3,059 379 14/58 4,246 (2009) 1,242 (1980)
11 1,915 1,321 594 6/58 2,268 (2014) 174 (1999)
10 275 206 69 12/56 790 (2020) 0 (tie)
9 0 10 -10 20-55/55 72 (2019) 0 (tie)
8 0 3 -3 12-55/55 65 (1983) 0 (tie)
7 0 10 -10 24-54/54 84 (1997) 0 (tie)
6 6 29 -22 34/56 268 (1973) 0 (tie)
5 132 104 28 29/57 527 (1983) 0 (2004)
4 909 723 187 20/57 1,602 (1975) 209 (1968)
3 1,787 1,926 -140 51/57 3,209 (1969) 906 (1968)
2 2,714 3,150 -436 43/57 4,910 (1978) 1,972 (1992)
1 3,485 3,554 -69 33/58 4,678 (1985) 2,292 (1981)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 2,808 3,059 -251 33/58 4,246 (2009) 1,242 (1980)
11 481 1,321 -840 56/58 2,268 (2014) 174 (1999)
10 84 206 -122 34/56 790 (2020) 0 (tie)
9 0 10 -10 20-55/55 72 (2019) 0 (tie)
8 0 3 -3 12-55/55 65 (1983) 0 (tie)
7 0 10 -10 24-54/54 84 (1997) 0 (tie)
6 0 29 -29 36-56/56 268 (1973) 0 (tie)
5 77 104 -27 40/57 527 (1983) 0 (2004)
4 399 723 -324 50/57 1,602 (1975) 209 (1968)
3 1,305 1,926 -621 51/57 3,209 (1969) 906 (1968)
2 4,208 3,150 1,058 5/57 4,910 (1978) 1,972 (1992)
1 3,611 3,554 57 30/58 4,678 (1985) 2,292 (1981)
 

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Alaska
2024 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
1 1,534 1,505 30 1-7/58 1,534 (tie) 1,423 (1986)
 
2023 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 1,519 1,495 24 6/58 1,534 (tie) 1,330 (1967)
11 1,490 1,416 74 6/58 1,521 (2021) 950 (1979)
10 1,008 868 140 15/56 1,228 (1971) 348 (1979)
9 146 181 -34 35/55 417 (1996) 35 (1974)
8 58 36 22 28/55 546 (1967) 0 (tie)
7 71 53 18 28/54 445 (1967) 0 (tie)
6 216 258 -42 39/56 856 (1985) 37 (2015)
5 1,073 956 117 22/57 1,486 (1985) 595 (2016)
4 1,500 1,461 39 2-15/57 1,526 (2018) 1,360 (2016)
3 1,530 1,495 35 5/57 1,534 (2008) 1,293 (1968)
2 1,527 1,513 14 25/57 1,534 (tie) 1,417 (1968)
1 1,502 1,505 -3 15-17/58 1,534 (tie) 1,423 (1986)
 
2022 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 1,529 1,495 34 4-5/58 1,534 (tie) 1,330 (1967)
11 1,483 1,416 67 8/58 1,521 (2021) 950 (1979)
10 957 868 88 20/56 1,228 (1971) 348 (1979)
9 149 181 -32 33/55 417 (1996) 35 (1974)
8 23 36 -13 35/55 546 (1967) 0 (tie)
7 54 53 1 30/54 445 (1967) 0 (tie)
6 161 258 -96 46/56 856 (1985) 37 (2015)
5 997 956 41 33/57 1,486 (1985) 595 (2016)
4 1,487 1,461 26 21/57 1,526 (2018) 1,360 (2016)
3 1,523 1,495 28 6/57 1,534 (2008) 1,293 (1968)
2 1,534 1,513 21 1-8/57 1,534 (tie) 1,417 (1968)
1 1,534 1,505 30 1-7/58 1,534 (tie) 1,423 (1986)
 
2021 1991-2020 Normal Period of Record from 11-1966
Month Area Mean Departure Rank Maximum (Year) Minimum (Year)
12 1,534 1,495 39 1-3/58 1,534 (tie) 1,330 (1967)
11 1,521 1,416 105 1/58 1,521 (2021) 950 (1979)
10 1,049 868 181 10/56 1,228 (1971) 348 (1979)
9 406 181 225 3/55 417 (1996) 35 (1974)
8 63 36 27 26/55 546 (1967) 0 (tie)
7 88 53 35 19/54 445 (1967) 0 (tie)
6 178 258 -80 44/56 856 (1985) 37 (2015)
5 811 956 -145 49/57 1,486 (1985) 595 (2016)
4 1,499 1,461 38 16/57 1,526 (2018) 1,360 (2016)
3 1,534 1,495 39 1-4/57 1,534 (2008) 1,293 (1968)
2 1,534 1,513 21 1-8/57 1,534 (tie) 1,417 (1968)
1 1,534 1,505 30 1-7/58 1,534 (tie) 1,423 (1986)
 

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Note: Missing months are July 1968, June-Oct 1969, and July-Sep 1971.