Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1956
1-Month
0.45"
(11.43mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.53"
(-13.46mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1954 1981
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1949
Ties: 1908
Dec 1955–Jan 1956
2-Month
0.94"
(23.88mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1899 2003
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2016
Nov 1955–Jan 1956
3-Month
1.18"
(29.97mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-2.64"
(-67.06mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 2003
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1932
Oct 1955–Jan 1956
4-Month
2.66"
(67.56mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-3.47"
(-88.14mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1932
Sep 1955–Jan 1956
5-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-4.12"
(-104.65mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1954 1977
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1932
Aug 1955–Jan 1956
6-Month
7.59"
(192.79mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-6.10"
(-154.94mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1954 1977
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jul 1955–Jan 1956
7-Month
11.05"
(280.67mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-6.52"
(-165.61mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1954 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1955–Jan 1956
8-Month
14.04"
(356.62mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-8.14"
(-206.75mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
May 1955–Jan 1956
9-Month
16.75"
(425.45mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-9.47"
(-240.54mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Apr 1955–Jan 1956
10-Month
20.25"
(514.35mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-8.92"
(-226.57mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Mar 1955–Jan 1956
11-Month
21.22"
(538.99mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-9.92"
(-251.97mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Feb 1955–Jan 1956
12-Month
22.52"
(572.01mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-9.63"
(-244.60mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Aug 1954–Jan 1956
18-Month
37.81"
(960.37mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-8.05"
(-204.47mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1954 1957
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Feb 1954–Jan 1956
24-Month
57.36"
(1,456.94mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-6.92"
(-175.77mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1954 1990
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Feb 1953–Jan 1956
36-Month
82.65"
(2,099.31mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-13.64"
(-346.46mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1935 1958
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb 1952–Jan 1956
48-Month
111.59"
(2,834.39mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-16.68"
(-423.67mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1937 1959
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb 1951–Jan 1956
60-Month
154.26"
(3,918.20mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-6.04"
(-153.42mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1954 1957
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/