Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
1.68"
(42.67mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1947 2002
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Ties: 1965
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
4.40"
(111.76mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1947 1976
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2015
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
6.32"
(160.53mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.16"
(29.47mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1946 1910
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1931
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1945 1939, 1976
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1931
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
10.97"
(278.64mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1947 1976
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2018
Ties: 1989
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
15.26"
(387.60mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-1.26"
(-32.01mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1947 1976
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2018
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
18.79"
(477.27mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-2.36"
(-59.94mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1945 1976
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2018
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
21.10"
(535.94mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-4.10"
(-104.14mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1939 1976
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
23.76"
(603.50mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-4.39"
(-111.51mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
26.27"
(667.26mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-3.83"
(-97.28mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
28.14"
(714.76mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-2.98"
(-75.69mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
28.52"
(724.41mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-3.57"
(-90.68mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
40.84"
(1,037.34mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-7.85"
(-199.39mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1934 1956
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
62.96"
(1,599.18mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-1.28"
(-32.52mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1940 1989
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
97.82"
(2,484.63mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
1.46"
(37.09mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
132.03"
(3,353.56mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
3.66"
(92.96mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1943 1958
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
168.69"
(4,284.73mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
8.33"
(211.59mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1944 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 28, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/