Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1948
1-Month
0.38"
(9.65mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1928 1981
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1949
Dec 1947–Jan 1948
2-Month
1.83"
(46.48mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1944 2003
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2016
Ties: 1914, 1997
Nov 1947–Jan 1948
3-Month
3.71"
(94.23mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-0.11"
(-2.80mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1945 2003
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1932
Oct 1947–Jan 1948
4-Month
7.45"
(189.23mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1947 1911
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1932
Sep 1947–Jan 1948
5-Month
9.55"
(242.57mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-0.28"
(-7.11mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1932
Ties: 1998
Aug 1947–Jan 1948
6-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-2.64"
(-67.06mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1947–Jan 1948
7-Month
12.70"
(322.58mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-4.87"
(-123.70mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1947–Jan 1948
8-Month
22.60"
(574.04mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
0.42"
(10.67mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1946 1977
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
May 1947–Jan 1948
9-Month
26.83"
(681.48mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
0.61"
(15.49mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1946 1977
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1994
Apr 1947–Jan 1948
10-Month
31.74"
(806.20mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1911
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 1994
Mar 1947–Jan 1948
11-Month
33.09"
(840.49mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1944 1911
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1994
Feb 1947–Jan 1948
12-Month
33.39"
(848.11mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1944 1911
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1994
Aug 1946–Jan 1948
18-Month
49.10"
(1,247.14mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1947 1957
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 1994
Feb 1946–Jan 1948
24-Month
67.89"
(1,724.41mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
3.61"
(91.70mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1945 1990
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2009
Feb 1945–Jan 1948
36-Month
103.22"
(2,621.79mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
6.93"
(176.02mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1946 1958
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2011
Feb 1944–Jan 1948
48-Month
139.48"
(3,542.79mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
11.21"
(284.73mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1947 1959
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1906 2011
Feb 1943–Jan 1948
60-Month
170.87"
(4,340.10mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
10.57"
(268.48mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1947 1957
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/