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Precipitation Maps

PRISM Precipitation Maps: 1961-90

Courtesy of Oregon Climate Service

Entire United States

Click on * for more detailed map (file may be much larger)

Western States Central and Mid-western States Eastern and Southeastern States Regional WRCC Maps Regional WRCC Maps-Percent of Annual
Western U.S. Arkansas * Alabama * Western U.S. January
Alaska Illinois * Connecticut * Western U.S. (Oct.-Mar.) February
Arizona * Indiana * Delaware * Central Rockies March
California * Iowa * Florida * Great Basin April
California, Northern Kansas * Georgia * Northern Rockies May
California, Southern Louisiana * Kentucky * Pacific Northwest June
Colorado * Michigan * Maine * Southern Rockies July
Hawaii (unavailable) Minnesota * Maryland * Southwest August
Idaho * Missouri * Massachusetts * Desert SW - Scale 1 September
Montana * Nebraska * Mississippi * Desert SW - Scale2 October
New Mexico * North Dakota * New Hampshire * Hawaii Island November
Nevada * Ohio * New Jersey * Kauai Island December
Oregon * Oklahoma * New York * Maui Island April-June
Utah * South Dakota * North Carolina * Molokai & Lanai Islands July-August
Washington * Texas * Pennsylvania * Oahu Island October-March
Wyoming * Wisconsin * Rhode Island *
South Carolina *
Tennessee *
Vermont *
Virginia *
West Virginia *

Non-regional WRCC maps produced by Oregon Climate Service (OCS) and National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Regional WRCC maps produced by WRCC from PRISM data set provided by Oregon Climate Service (OCS)

Published Articles

C. Daly, R.P. Neilson, and D.L. Phillips, 1994. A statistical-topographic model for mapping climatological precipitation over mountainous terrain. J. Appl. Meteor., 33(2), 140-158.

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