Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1951

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1951
1-Month
0.61"
(15.49mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1948 1981
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1949
Dec 1950–Jan 1951
2-Month
1.36"
(34.54mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.72"
(-18.29mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1931 2003
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2016
Nov 1950–Jan 1951
3-Month
1.93"
(49.02mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-1.89"
(-48.01mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1940 2003
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1932
Oct 1950–Jan 1951
4-Month
3.19"
(81.03mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-2.94"
(-74.67mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1918 1911
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1932
Sep 1950–Jan 1951
5-Month
5.28"
(134.11mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-4.55"
(-115.57mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1932
Aug 1950–Jan 1951
6-Month
7.68"
(195.07mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-6.01"
(-152.66mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1977
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jul 1950–Jan 1951
7-Month
12.15"
(308.61mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-5.42"
(-137.67mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
Jun 1950–Jan 1951
8-Month
17.91"
(454.91mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-4.27"
(-108.46mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1977
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2019
May 1950–Jan 1951
9-Month
22.80"
(579.12mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-3.42"
(-86.87mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1950 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Apr 1950–Jan 1951
10-Month
25.57"
(649.48mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-3.60"
(-91.44mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1950 1911
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Mar 1950–Jan 1951
11-Month
26.60"
(675.64mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-4.54"
(-115.32mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1950 1911
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Feb 1950–Jan 1951
12-Month
28.13"
(714.50mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-4.02"
(-102.11mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1950 1911
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1994
Aug 1949–Jan 1951
18-Month
38.63"
(981.20mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-7.23"
(-183.64mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1935 1957
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 1994
Feb 1949–Jan 1951
24-Month
55.09"
(1,399.29mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-9.19"
(-233.42mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1938 1990
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2009
Feb 1948–Jan 1951
36-Month
85.93"
(2,182.62mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-10.36"
(-263.15mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1938 1958
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Feb 1947–Jan 1951
48-Month
119.32"
(3,030.73mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-8.95"
(-227.33mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1941 1959
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011
Feb 1946–Jan 1951
60-Month
153.82"
(3,907.03mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-6.48"
(-164.59mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1942 1957
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1950 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/