Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1905

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1905
1-Month
0.97"
(24.64mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1903 1981
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1949
Dec 1904–Jan 1905
2-Month
2.35"
(59.69mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1904 2003
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2016
Nov 1904–Jan 1905
3-Month
2.51"
(63.75mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-1.31"
(-33.28mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1904 2003
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1932
Oct 1904–Jan 1905
4-Month
4.21"
(106.93mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.92"
(-48.77mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1904 1911
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1932
Sep 1904–Jan 1905
5-Month
7.05"
(179.07mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-2.78"
(-70.61mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1900 1977
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1932
Aug 1904–Jan 1905
6-Month
10.46"
(265.68mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-3.23"
(-82.05mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1900 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2019
Jul 1904–Jan 1905
7-Month
14.74"
(374.40mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1902 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2019
Jun 1904–Jan 1905
8-Month
18.04"
(458.22mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-4.14"
(-105.15mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1977
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2019
May 1904–Jan 1905
9-Month
21.63"
(549.40mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-4.59"
(-116.59mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1902 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1994
Apr 1904–Jan 1905
10-Month
25.04"
(636.02mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-4.13"
(-104.90mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1911
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1994
Mar 1904–Jan 1905
11-Month
27.21"
(691.13mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-3.93"
(-99.83mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1902 1911
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1994
Feb 1904–Jan 1905
12-Month
27.72"
(704.09mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-4.43"
(-112.52mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1902 1911
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1994
Aug 1903–Jan 1905
18-Month
41.89"
(1,064.01mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-3.97"
(-100.83mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 1994
Ties: 1949
Feb 1903–Jan 1905
24-Month
64.09"
(1,627.89mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1902 1990
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2009
Ties: 1898
Feb 1902–Jan 1905
36-Month
107.24"
(2,723.90mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
10.95"
(278.13mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1904 1958
19th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Feb 1901–Jan 1905
48-Month
131.92"
(3,350.77mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
3.65"
(92.71mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1902 1959
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2011
Feb 1900–Jan 1905
60-Month
167.57"
(4,256.28mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1903 1957
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/