Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1962
1-Month
0.64"
(16.26mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.34"
(-8.63mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1961 1981
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1949
Ties: 1985
Dec 1961–Jan 1962
2-Month
2.13"
(54.10mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
0.05"
(1.27mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1961 2003
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2016
Nov 1961–Jan 1962
3-Month
5.09"
(129.29mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
1.27"
(32.26mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1961 2003
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Ties: 1979
Oct 1961–Jan 1962
4-Month
8.10"
(205.74mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1911
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Sep 1961–Jan 1962
5-Month
15.36"
(390.14mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
5.53"
(140.46mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
4th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1932
Aug 1961–Jan 1962
6-Month
18.40"
(467.36mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
4.71"
(119.63mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1961–Jan 1962
7-Month
23.94"
(608.08mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
6.37"
(161.80mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jun 1961–Jan 1962
8-Month
27.32"
(693.93mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
May 1961–Jan 1962
9-Month
29.72"
(754.89mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
3.50"
(88.90mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1961 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Apr 1961–Jan 1962
10-Month
31.71"
(805.43mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
2.54"
(64.51mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1911
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Mar 1961–Jan 1962
11-Month
35.93"
(912.62mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
4.79"
(121.66mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1961 1911
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Feb 1961–Jan 1962
12-Month
37.63"
(955.80mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
5.48"
(139.19mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1961 1911
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1994
Aug 1960–Jan 1962
18-Month
50.55"
(1,283.97mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1943 2020
Feb 1960–Jan 1962
24-Month
69.52"
(1,765.81mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
5.24"
(133.10mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1960 1990
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2020
Feb 1959–Jan 1962
36-Month
108.94"
(2,767.08mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
12.65"
(321.31mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1961 1958
18th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Feb 1958–Jan 1962
48-Month
134.34"
(3,412.24mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
6.07"
(154.18mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1961 1959
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Feb 1957–Jan 1962
60-Month
166.00"
(4,216.40mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2020, retrieved on April 10, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/