Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1899

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1899
1-Month
1.83"
(46.48mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-0.46"
(-11.69mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1897 1952
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2009
Sep–Oct 1899
2-Month
2.79"
(70.87mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-3.17"
(-80.51mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1952
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1941
Aug–Oct 1899
3-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-3.47"
(-88.14mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1897 1953
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2018
Jul–Oct 1899
4-Month
9.43"
(239.52mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-4.23"
(-107.44mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1897 1953, 1976
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Jun–Oct 1899
5-Month
14.60"
(370.84mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-3.69"
(-93.73mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1897 1976
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
May–Oct 1899
6-Month
20.64"
(524.26mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-1.69"
(-42.92mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1976
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Ties: 1913
Apr–Oct 1899
7-Month
23.01"
(584.45mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1988
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Mar–Oct 1899
8-Month
24.59"
(624.59mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-2.64"
(-67.05mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1897 1988
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Feb–Oct 1899
9-Month
25.43"
(645.92mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-2.82"
(-71.63mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1988
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Jan–Oct 1899
10-Month
25.68"
(652.27mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-3.55"
(-90.17mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1897 1988
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Dec 1898–Oct 1899
11-Month
26.14"
(663.96mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-4.19"
(-106.42mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1897 1988
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
Nov 1898–Oct 1899
12-Month
27.60"
(701.04mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-4.47"
(-113.54mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1897 1956
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1898 1993
May 1898–Oct 1899
18-Month
48.74"
(1,238.00mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-5.73"
(-145.54mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1898 1956
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Nov 1897–Oct 1899
24-Month
58.02"
(1,473.71mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-6.21"
(-157.73mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1898 1956
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1993
Nov 1896–Oct 1899
36-Month
84.65"
(2,150.11mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-11.69"
(-296.93mm)
7th Driest Driest to Date 1957
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2010
Nov 1895–Oct 1899
48-Month
121.71"
(3,091.43mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-6.65"
(-168.91mm)
27th Driest Driest to Date 1958
95th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/