Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
1.77"
(44.96mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 2002
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2015
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
3.63"
(92.20mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1957 2015
Ties: 1935
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
6.57"
(166.88mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.41"
(35.82mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1931
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
10.92"
(277.37mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
2.09"
(53.09mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1958 1939, 1976
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1931
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
15.83"
(402.08mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
3.16"
(80.26mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1941 2018
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
18.22"
(462.79mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2018
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
22.27"
(565.66mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2018
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
29.85"
(758.19mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1958 1976
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
32.68"
(830.07mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
4.53"
(115.06mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Ties: 1903
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
35.91"
(912.11mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
5.81"
(147.57mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
37.23"
(945.64mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
6.11"
(155.19mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
38.00"
(965.20mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
5.91"
(150.11mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
53.50"
(1,358.90mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
4.81"
(122.17mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
63.33"
(1,608.58mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1958 1989
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
94.85"
(2,409.19mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-1.51"
(-38.35mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2010
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
119.13"
(3,025.90mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-9.24"
(-234.70mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1958 1958
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2010
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
142.10"
(3,609.34mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-18.26"
(-463.80mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1958 1956
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/