Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1897
1-Month
1.62"
(41.15mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1896 2002
27th Wettest Wettest to Date 2015
Nov–Dec 1897
2-Month
2.25"
(57.15mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
48th Driest Driest to Date 1976
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2015
Oct–Dec 1897
3-Month
3.27"
(83.06mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-1.89"
(-48.00mm)
21st Driest Driest to Date 1910
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1931
Sep–Dec 1897
4-Month
5.24"
(133.10mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-3.59"
(-91.18mm)
10th Driest Driest to Date 1939, 1976
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1931
Aug–Dec 1897
5-Month
7.29"
(185.17mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-5.38"
(-136.65mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1976
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2018
Jul–Dec 1897
6-Month
10.46"
(265.68mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-6.06"
(-153.93mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1976
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2018
Jun–Dec 1897
7-Month
14.36"
(364.74mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-6.79"
(-172.47mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1976
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2018
May–Dec 1897
8-Month
16.25"
(412.75mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-8.95"
(-227.33mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1976
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Apr–Dec 1897
9-Month
21.21"
(538.73mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-6.94"
(-176.28mm)
9th Driest Driest to Date 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Mar–Dec 1897
10-Month
23.50"
(596.90mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-6.60"
(-167.64mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1910
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Feb–Dec 1897
11-Month
24.38"
(619.25mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-6.74"
(-171.20mm)
12th Driest Driest to Date 1910
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Jan–Dec 1897
12-Month
26.23"
(666.24mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-5.86"
(-148.85mm)
16th Driest Driest to Date 1910
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Jul 1896–Dec 1897
18-Month
46.06"
(1,169.92mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-2.63"
(-66.81mm)
42nd Driest Driest to Date 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 1993
Jan 1896–Dec 1897
24-Month
63.01"
(1,600.45mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-1.23"
(-31.25mm)
52nd Driest Driest to Date 1989
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2008
Jan 1895–Dec 1897
36-Month
89.34"
(2,269.24mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-7.02"
(-178.30mm)
20th Driest Driest to Date 1957
103rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 6, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/