Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
1.87"
(47.50mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2015
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
4.95"
(125.73mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1934 2015
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
8.56"
(217.42mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
3.40"
(86.36mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1970 1910
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1941 1931
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
10.98"
(278.89mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1969 1939, 1976
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1931
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
12.22"
(310.39mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1969 1976
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2018
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
15.65"
(397.51mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1967 1976
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2018
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
20.15"
(511.81mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1966 1976
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2018
Ties: 1911
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
23.72"
(602.49mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1967 1976
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
25.09"
(637.29mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-3.06"
(-77.72mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1966 1910
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
26.00"
(660.40mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-4.10"
(-104.14mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1966 1910
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
28.42"
(721.87mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1966 1910
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
29.51"
(749.55mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-2.58"
(-65.54mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1966 1910
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Ties: 1952
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
50.00"
(1,270.00mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
63.03"
(1,600.96mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-1.21"
(-30.74mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1989
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2008
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
97.81"
(2,484.37mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
1.45"
(36.83mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
130.61"
(3,317.49mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
2.24"
(56.89mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
160.74"
(4,082.80mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
0.38"
(9.66mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/