Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1953
1-Month
0.48"
(12.19mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-1.81"
(-45.98mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2009
Ties: 1895
Sep–Oct 1953
2-Month
1.40"
(35.56mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-4.56"
(-115.82mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1952 1952
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1941
Aug–Oct 1953
3-Month
3.71"
(94.23mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-6.09"
(-154.69mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1953
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2018
Jul–Oct 1953
4-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-6.63"
(-168.40mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1953, 1976
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Ties: 1976
Jun–Oct 1953
5-Month
12.27"
(311.66mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-6.02"
(-152.91mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1897 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
May–Oct 1953
6-Month
14.64"
(371.86mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-7.69"
(-195.32mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1897 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Apr–Oct 1953
7-Month
17.80"
(452.12mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-7.48"
(-189.99mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1910 1988
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Mar–Oct 1953
8-Month
20.72"
(526.29mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-6.51"
(-165.35mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1936 1988
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Feb–Oct 1953
9-Month
22.38"
(568.45mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-5.87"
(-149.10mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1988
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Jan–Oct 1953
10-Month
23.12"
(587.25mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-6.11"
(-155.19mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1934 1988
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Dec 1952–Oct 1953
11-Month
24.30"
(617.22mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-6.03"
(-153.16mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1939 1988
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Nov 1952–Oct 1953
12-Month
27.03"
(686.56mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-5.04"
(-128.02mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1939 1956
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
May 1952–Oct 1953
18-Month
45.58"
(1,157.73mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-8.89"
(-225.81mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Nov 1951–Oct 1953
24-Month
54.89"
(1,394.21mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-9.34"
(-237.23mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Nov 1950–Oct 1953
36-Month
95.92"
(2,436.37mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1950 1957
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010
Nov 1949–Oct 1953
48-Month
125.21"
(3,180.33mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-3.15"
(-80.01mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1950 1958
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010
Nov 1948–Oct 1953
60-Month
156.18"
(3,966.97mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
-4.16"
(-105.67mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1941 1956
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/