Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1897
1-Month
1.02"
(25.91mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1895 1952
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2009
Sep–Oct 1897
2-Month
2.99"
(75.95mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-2.97"
(-75.43mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1952
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1941
Aug–Oct 1897
3-Month
5.04"
(128.02mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-4.76"
(-120.90mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1953
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2018
Jul–Oct 1897
4-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-5.45"
(-138.43mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1953, 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Jun–Oct 1897
5-Month
12.11"
(307.59mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-6.18"
(-156.98mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1976
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
May–Oct 1897
6-Month
14.00"
(355.60mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-8.33"
(-211.58mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1976
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Apr–Oct 1897
7-Month
18.96"
(481.58mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-6.32"
(-160.53mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1988
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Mar–Oct 1897
8-Month
21.25"
(539.75mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-5.98"
(-151.89mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1988
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Feb–Oct 1897
9-Month
22.13"
(562.10mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-6.12"
(-155.45mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1988
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Jan–Oct 1897
10-Month
23.98"
(609.09mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-5.25"
(-133.35mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1895 1988
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Dec 1896–Oct 1897
11-Month
24.62"
(625.35mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-5.71"
(-145.03mm)
14th Driest Driest to Date 1988
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Nov 1896–Oct 1897
12-Month
26.63"
(676.40mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-5.44"
(-138.18mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1956
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
May 1896–Oct 1897
18-Month
53.55"
(1,360.17mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
55th Driest Driest to Date 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2019
Ties: 1907
Nov 1895–Oct 1897
24-Month
63.69"
(1,617.73mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-0.54"
(-13.71mm)
59th Driest Driest to Date 1956
65th Wettest Wettest to Date 1993

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/