Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1942
1-Month
1.53"
(38.86mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1940 2002
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 2012
Nov–Dec 1942
2-Month
3.26"
(82.80mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1918, 1968
Oct–Dec 1942
3-Month
4.74"
(120.40mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-0.42"
(-10.66mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1912, 1930, 1978
Sep–Dec 1942
4-Month
8.84"
(224.54mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1940 1939, 1976
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1931
Aug–Dec 1942
5-Month
12.06"
(306.32mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 2004
Jul–Dec 1942
6-Month
17.14"
(435.36mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jun–Dec 1942
7-Month
23.03"
(584.96mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1940 1976
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
May–Dec 1942
8-Month
27.70"
(703.58mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
2.50"
(63.50mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1940 1976
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Apr–Dec 1942
9-Month
28.77"
(730.76mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Mar–Dec 1942
10-Month
30.76"
(781.30mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Feb–Dec 1942
11-Month
31.85"
(808.99mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Jan–Dec 1942
12-Month
32.58"
(827.53mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
0.49"
(12.44mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1910
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Jul 1941–Dec 1942
18-Month
53.71"
(1,364.23mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
5.02"
(127.50mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1993
Ties: 1974
Jan 1941–Dec 1942
24-Month
68.73"
(1,745.74mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
4.49"
(114.04mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1941 1989
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1919 2019
Jan 1940–Dec 1942
36-Month
99.24"
(2,520.70mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
2.88"
(73.16mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1921 2010
Jan 1939–Dec 1942
48-Month
123.74"
(3,143.00mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-4.63"
(-117.60mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1940 1958
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2010
Jan 1938–Dec 1942
60-Month
160.06"
(4,065.52mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1922 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/