Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1948
1-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1945 1952
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2009
Ties: 1949, 1989
Sep–Oct 1948
2-Month
3.95"
(100.33mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1944 1952
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
Aug–Oct 1948
3-Month
6.57"
(166.88mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1917 1953
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1917
Jul–Oct 1948
4-Month
10.86"
(275.84mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-2.80"
(-71.12mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1947 1953, 1976
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1993
Jun–Oct 1948
5-Month
14.39"
(365.51mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-3.90"
(-99.06mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1937 1976
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
May–Oct 1948
6-Month
16.70"
(424.18mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-5.63"
(-143.00mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1910 1976
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Apr–Oct 1948
7-Month
19.36"
(491.74mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-5.92"
(-150.37mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Ties: 1936
Mar–Oct 1948
8-Month
21.87"
(555.50mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-5.36"
(-136.14mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Feb–Oct 1948
9-Month
23.74"
(603.00mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-4.51"
(-114.55mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Jan–Oct 1948
10-Month
24.12"
(612.65mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-5.11"
(-129.79mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Dec 1947–Oct 1948
11-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-4.76"
(-120.90mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Nov 1947–Oct 1948
12-Month
27.45"
(697.23mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-4.62"
(-117.35mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
May 1947–Oct 1948
18-Month
50.57"
(1,284.48mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-3.90"
(-99.06mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Nov 1946–Oct 1948
24-Month
60.91"
(1,547.11mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-3.32"
(-84.33mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Nov 1945–Oct 1948
36-Month
96.66"
(2,455.16mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
0.32"
(8.12mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010
Nov 1944–Oct 1948
48-Month
130.54"
(3,315.72mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
2.18"
(55.38mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1958
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010
Nov 1943–Oct 1948
60-Month
165.87"
(4,213.10mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
5.53"
(140.46mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/