Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1949
1-Month
2.70"
(68.58mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
1.72"
(43.69mm)
127th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1949
Dec 1948–Jan 1949
2-Month
4.38"
(111.25mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 1948 2003
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Nov 1948–Jan 1949
3-Month
7.10"
(180.34mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1948 2003
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1932
Oct 1948–Jan 1949
4-Month
9.02"
(229.11mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
2.89"
(73.41mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1948 1911
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1932
Sep 1948–Jan 1949
5-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1932
Ties: 1939
Aug 1948–Jan 1949
6-Month
13.67"
(347.22mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1948–Jan 1949
7-Month
17.96"
(456.18mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
0.39"
(9.90mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1948–Jan 1949
8-Month
21.49"
(545.85mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1946 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
May 1948–Jan 1949
9-Month
23.80"
(604.52mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1994
Ties: 2003
Apr 1948–Jan 1949
10-Month
26.46"
(672.08mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-2.71"
(-68.84mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1994
Mar 1948–Jan 1949
11-Month
28.97"
(735.84mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-2.17"
(-55.12mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1994
Feb 1948–Jan 1949
12-Month
30.84"
(783.34mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1994
Aug 1947–Jan 1949
18-Month
41.89"
(1,064.01mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-3.97"
(-100.83mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Ties: 1905
Feb 1947–Jan 1949
24-Month
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1990
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2020
Feb 1946–Jan 1949
36-Month
98.73"
(2,507.74mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
2.44"
(61.97mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Feb 1945–Jan 1949
48-Month
134.06"
(3,405.12mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
5.79"
(147.06mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1959
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Feb 1944–Jan 1949
60-Month
170.32"
(4,326.13mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
10.02"
(254.51mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1947 1957
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/