Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
0.74"
(18.80mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1951 1981
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1949
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1951 2003
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2016
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
4.65"
(118.11mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
0.83"
(21.08mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1952 2003
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
4.67"
(118.62mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.46"
(-37.08mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1951 1911
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1932
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
5.52"
(140.21mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-4.31"
(-109.47mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1932
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
10.21"
(259.33mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-3.48"
(-88.40mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
13.99"
(355.35mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-3.58"
(-90.93mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
19.38"
(492.25mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-2.80"
(-71.12mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
23.20"
(589.28mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-3.02"
(-76.71mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1951 1977
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
25.07"
(636.78mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-4.10"
(-104.14mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1950 1911
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
28.29"
(718.57mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-2.85"
(-72.39mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1951 1911
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
28.94"
(735.08mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-3.21"
(-81.53mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1951 1911
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
44.42"
(1,128.27mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-1.44"
(-36.57mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
71.61"
(1,818.89mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
7.33"
(186.18mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1952 1990
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2009
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
99.74"
(2,533.40mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
3.45"
(87.63mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1952 1958
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
126.70"
(3,218.18mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1951 1959
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
157.54"
(4,001.52mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/