Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1961
1-Month
0.27"
(6.86mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1954 1981
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1949
Ties: 1970
Dec 1960–Jan 1961
2-Month
0.89"
(22.61mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-1.19"
(-30.22mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1899 2003
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Ties: 1964
Nov 1960–Jan 1961
3-Month
1.84"
(46.74mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-1.98"
(-50.29mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1956 2003
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Oct 1960–Jan 1961
4-Month
4.02"
(102.11mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-2.11"
(-53.59mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Sep 1960–Jan 1961
5-Month
7.55"
(191.77mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Aug 1960–Jan 1961
6-Month
12.92"
(328.17mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jul 1960–Jan 1961
7-Month
15.73"
(399.54mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-1.84"
(-46.74mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Jun 1960–Jan 1961
8-Month
20.02"
(508.51mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1957 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
May 1960–Jan 1961
9-Month
25.91"
(658.11mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1977
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Apr 1960–Jan 1961
10-Month
29.18"
(741.17mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
0.01"
(0.25mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Mar 1960–Jan 1961
11-Month
30.72"
(780.29mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Feb 1960–Jan 1961
12-Month
31.89"
(810.01mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1959 1911
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Aug 1959–Jan 1961
18-Month
49.91"
(1,267.71mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1957
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1961
24-Month
71.31"
(1,811.27mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
7.03"
(178.56mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1960 1990
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Feb 1958–Jan 1961
36-Month
96.71"
(2,456.43mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
0.42"
(10.66mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1960 1958
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Feb 1957–Jan 1961
48-Month
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1960 1959
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Feb 1956–Jan 1961
60-Month
152.76"
(3,880.10mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-7.54"
(-191.52mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1960 1957
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 16, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/