Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1960

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1960
1-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1981
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1949
Dec 1959–Jan 1960
2-Month
3.96"
(100.58mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
1.88"
(47.75mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1959 2003
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2016
Nov 1959–Jan 1960
3-Month
5.82"
(147.83mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
2.00"
(50.80mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1959 2003
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Oct 1959–Jan 1960
4-Month
8.76"
(222.50mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 1932
Sep 1959–Jan 1960
5-Month
13.11"
(332.99mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1932
Ties: 2010
Aug 1959–Jan 1960
6-Month
18.02"
(457.71mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1959–Jan 1960
7-Month
20.41"
(518.41mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
2.84"
(72.13mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1959–Jan 1960
8-Month
24.46"
(621.28mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
May 1959–Jan 1960
9-Month
32.04"
(813.82mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
5.82"
(147.83mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1994
Apr 1959–Jan 1960
10-Month
34.87"
(885.70mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Mar 1959–Jan 1960
11-Month
38.10"
(967.74mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
6.96"
(176.78mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Feb 1959–Jan 1960
12-Month
39.42"
(1,001.27mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
7.27"
(184.66mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Aug 1958–Jan 1960
18-Month
48.52"
(1,232.41mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
2.66"
(67.57mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 1994
Feb 1958–Jan 1960
24-Month
64.82"
(1,646.43mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
0.54"
(13.72mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1959 1990
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2009
Feb 1957–Jan 1960
36-Month
96.48"
(2,450.59mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1959 1958
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Feb 1956–Jan 1960
48-Month
120.87"
(3,070.10mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-7.40"
(-187.96mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1959 1959
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb 1955–Jan 1960
60-Month
143.39"
(3,642.11mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-16.91"
(-429.51mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
114th 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 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/