Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1946

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1946
1-Month
1.79"
(45.47mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
0.81"
(20.58mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1945 1981
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 1949
Dec 1945–Jan 1946
2-Month
3.75"
(95.25mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
1.67"
(42.42mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1945 2003
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2016
Ties: 1937
Nov 1945–Jan 1946
3-Month
5.03"
(127.76mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
1.21"
(30.73mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1945 2003
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1932
Ties: 1969, 2010
Oct 1945–Jan 1946
4-Month
5.37"
(136.40mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1945 1911
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1932
Sep 1945–Jan 1946
5-Month
9.58"
(243.33mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1932
Aug 1945–Jan 1946
6-Month
12.83"
(325.88mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-0.86"
(-21.85mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2019
Ties: 1943
Jul 1945–Jan 1946
7-Month
15.83"
(402.08mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
Jun 1945–Jan 1946
8-Month
20.49"
(520.45mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-1.69"
(-42.92mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2019
May 1945–Jan 1946
9-Month
26.65"
(676.91mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1944 1977
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1994
Ties: 1922
Apr 1945–Jan 1946
10-Month
31.06"
(788.92mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
1.89"
(48.00mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1944 1911
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1994
Mar 1945–Jan 1946
11-Month
33.89"
(860.81mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
2.75"
(69.85mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1911
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1994
Feb 1945–Jan 1946
12-Month
35.33"
(897.38mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1944 1911
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1994
Aug 1944–Jan 1946
18-Month
47.90"
(1,216.66mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
2.04"
(51.82mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1944–Jan 1946
24-Month
71.59"
(1,818.39mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
7.31"
(185.68mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1945 1990
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2020
Feb 1943–Jan 1946
36-Month
102.98"
(2,615.69mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
6.69"
(169.92mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1958
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Feb 1942–Jan 1946
48-Month
135.60"
(3,444.24mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
7.33"
(186.18mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1945 1959
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Feb 1941–Jan 1946
60-Month
170.79"
(4,338.07mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
10.49"
(266.45mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1945 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/