Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1959
1-Month
0.77"
(19.56mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.21"
(-5.33mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1958 1981
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 1949
Ties: 1943, 1991
Dec 1958–Jan 1959
2-Month
1.02"
(25.91mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-1.06"
(-26.92mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1956 2003
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2016
Nov 1958–Jan 1959
3-Month
2.64"
(67.06mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-1.18"
(-29.97mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1956 2003
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1932
Ties: 2014
Oct 1958–Jan 1959
4-Month
3.56"
(90.42mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1956 1911
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1932
Sep 1958–Jan 1959
5-Month
6.63"
(168.40mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-3.20"
(-81.28mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1932
Aug 1958–Jan 1959
6-Month
9.10"
(231.14mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-4.59"
(-116.59mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1956 1977
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jul 1958–Jan 1959
7-Month
16.27"
(413.26mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
Jun 1958–Jan 1959
8-Month
20.13"
(511.30mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2019
May 1958–Jan 1959
9-Month
22.13"
(562.10mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-4.09"
(-103.89mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1994
Apr 1958–Jan 1959
10-Month
24.36"
(618.74mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-4.81"
(-122.18mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1957 1911
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1994
Mar 1958–Jan 1959
11-Month
24.92"
(632.97mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-6.22"
(-157.99mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1957 1911
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1994
Feb 1958–Jan 1959
12-Month
25.40"
(645.16mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-6.75"
(-171.45mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1957 1911
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1994
Aug 1957–Jan 1959
18-Month
38.98"
(990.09mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-6.88"
(-174.75mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1957 1957
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1958 1994
Feb 1957–Jan 1959
24-Month
57.06"
(1,449.32mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-7.22"
(-183.39mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1958 1990
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2009
Feb 1956–Jan 1959
36-Month
81.45"
(2,068.83mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-14.84"
(-376.94mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1958 1958
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2011
Feb 1955–Jan 1959
48-Month
103.97"
(2,640.84mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-24.30"
(-617.22mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1959
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1958 2011
Feb 1954–Jan 1959
60-Month
138.81"
(3,525.77mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-21.49"
(-545.85mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/