Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1950

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1950
1-Month
1.50"
(38.10mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1949
Dec 1949–Jan 1950
2-Month
2.59"
(65.79mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
0.51"
(12.96mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1948 2003
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2016
Nov 1949–Jan 1950
3-Month
3.09"
(78.49mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1944 2003
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Oct 1949–Jan 1950
4-Month
5.01"
(127.25mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.12"
(-28.45mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1911
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Sep 1949–Jan 1950
5-Month
8.21"
(208.53mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-1.62"
(-41.15mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1945 1977
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Ties: 1955
Aug 1949–Jan 1950
6-Month
10.50"
(266.70mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-3.19"
(-81.03mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jul 1949–Jan 1950
7-Month
14.06"
(357.12mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-3.51"
(-89.16mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1948 1977
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Jun 1949–Jan 1950
8-Month
19.61"
(498.09mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2019
Ties: 1996
May 1949–Jan 1950
9-Month
22.28"
(565.91mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-3.94"
(-100.08mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Apr 1949–Jan 1950
10-Month
23.59"
(599.19mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-5.58"
(-141.73mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Mar 1949–Jan 1950
11-Month
26.07"
(662.18mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-5.07"
(-128.78mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Feb 1949–Jan 1950
12-Month
26.96"
(684.78mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-5.19"
(-131.83mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1940 1911
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Aug 1948–Jan 1950
18-Month
40.63"
(1,032.00mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-5.23"
(-132.84mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Feb 1948–Jan 1950
24-Month
57.80"
(1,468.12mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-6.48"
(-164.59mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1941 1990
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2009
Feb 1947–Jan 1950
36-Month
91.19"
(2,316.23mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-5.10"
(-129.54mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Feb 1946–Jan 1950
48-Month
125.69"
(3,192.53mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1943 1959
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011
Feb 1945–Jan 1950
60-Month
161.02"
(4,089.91mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
0.72"
(18.29mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1944 1957
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/