Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
1.12"
(28.45mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.01"
(0.26mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1967 2002
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2015
Ties: 1974
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
2.81"
(71.37mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.06"
(-1.53mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2015
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
6.87"
(174.50mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.71"
(43.44mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1931
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
12.97"
(329.44mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1969 1939, 1976
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1931
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
16.95"
(430.53mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
4.28"
(108.71mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2018
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
20.49"
(520.45mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
3.97"
(100.84mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2018
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
23.62"
(599.95mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
2.47"
(62.74mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1967 1976
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2018
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
28.57"
(725.68mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
30.88"
(784.35mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
2.73"
(69.34mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1910
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
33.08"
(840.23mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
2.98"
(75.69mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
33.25"
(844.55mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
2.13"
(54.10mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
33.52"
(851.41mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
1.43"
(36.32mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
50.08"
(1,272.03mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
1.39"
(35.30mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
68.30"
(1,734.82mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
4.06"
(103.12mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1969 1989
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2019
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
101.10"
(2,567.94mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
4.74"
(120.40mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
131.23"
(3,333.24mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
2.86"
(72.64mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
156.55"
(3,976.37mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-3.81"
(-96.77mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 26, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/