Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
1.34"
(34.04mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1952 2002
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2015
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1951 1976
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2015
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
3.15"
(80.01mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-2.01"
(-51.05mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1950 1910
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1931
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
4.07"
(103.38mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-4.76"
(-120.90mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1939 1939, 1976
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1931
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
6.38"
(162.05mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-6.29"
(-159.77mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1976
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2018
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
9.70"
(246.38mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-6.82"
(-173.23mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1976
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2018
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
14.94"
(379.48mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-6.21"
(-157.73mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1933 1976
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2018
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
17.31"
(439.67mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-7.89"
(-200.41mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1910 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
20.47"
(519.94mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-7.68"
(-195.07mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
23.39"
(594.11mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-6.71"
(-170.43mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
25.05"
(636.27mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-6.07"
(-154.18mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
25.79"
(655.07mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-6.30"
(-160.02mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1939 1910
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
39.04"
(991.62mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-9.65"
(-245.11mm)
5th Driest Driest to Date 1956
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1993
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
55.30"
(1,404.62mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-8.94"
(-227.08mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1940 1989
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
97.27"
(2,470.66mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1950 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
126.29"
(3,207.77mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-2.08"
(-52.83mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1950 1958
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
154.45"
(3,923.03mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-5.91"
(-150.11mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 17, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/