Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
0.52"
(13.21mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1955 2002
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2015
Ties: 1943
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
2.55"
(64.77mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2015
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
3.95"
(100.33mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1931
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
5.49"
(139.45mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-3.34"
(-84.83mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1955 1939, 1976
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1931
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
9.98"
(253.49mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2018
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
14.50"
(368.30mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2018
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
17.10"
(434.34mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-4.05"
(-102.87mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2018
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
20.38"
(517.65mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-4.82"
(-122.43mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1955 1976
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
22.36"
(567.94mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-5.79"
(-147.07mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
23.29"
(591.57mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-6.81"
(-172.97mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
23.83"
(605.28mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-7.29"
(-185.17mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
24.28"
(616.71mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-7.81"
(-198.38mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1955 1910
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 1993
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
34.88"
(885.95mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-13.81"
(-350.78mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1993
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
47.25"
(1,200.15mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-16.99"
(-431.55mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1989
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2008
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
81.43"
(2,068.32mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-14.93"
(-379.22mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1912 1957
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
107.22"
(2,723.39mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-21.15"
(-537.21mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1958
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
136.73"
(3,472.94mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-23.63"
(-600.20mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1956
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/