Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1956
1-Month
0.93"
(23.62mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1930 1910
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1990
Feb–Mar 1956
2-Month
1.47"
(37.34mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1951
Jan–Mar 1956
3-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1968
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1951
Dec 1955–Mar 1956
4-Month
2.41"
(61.21mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
-2.64"
(-67.06mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1973
Nov 1955–Mar 1956
5-Month
2.65"
(67.31mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
-4.14"
(-105.16mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2016
Oct 1955–Mar 1956
6-Month
4.13"
(104.90mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
-4.98"
(-126.49mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1932
Sep 1955–Mar 1956
7-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
-5.62"
(-142.75mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1940
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Aug 1955–Mar 1956
8-Month
9.06"
(230.12mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
-7.60"
(-193.04mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jul 1955–Mar 1956
9-Month
12.52"
(318.01mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
-8.03"
(-203.96mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1918 1918
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1955–Mar 1956
10-Month
15.51"
(393.95mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
-9.64"
(-244.86mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
May 1955–Mar 1956
11-Month
18.22"
(462.79mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
-10.97"
(-278.64mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Apr 1955–Mar 1956
12-Month
21.72"
(551.69mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-10.42"
(-264.67mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Oct 1954–Mar 1956
18-Month
30.01"
(762.25mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
-11.27"
(-286.26mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1989
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1994
Apr 1954–Mar 1956
24-Month
55.65"
(1,413.51mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
-8.61"
(-218.69mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1954 1957
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2009
Apr 1953–Mar 1956
36-Month
79.54"
(2,020.32mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
-16.76"
(-425.70mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1958
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Apr 1952–Mar 1956
48-Month
109.19"
(2,773.43mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-19.08"
(-484.63mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1957
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Apr 1951–Mar 1956
60-Month
149.13"
(3,787.90mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-11.17"
(-283.72mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/