Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1972
1-Month
0.47"
(11.94mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1981
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1949
Dec 1971–Jan 1972
2-Month
2.34"
(59.44mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
0.26"
(6.61mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1971 2003
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Nov 1971–Jan 1972
3-Month
5.42"
(137.67mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
1.60"
(40.64mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 2003
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Oct 1971–Jan 1972
4-Month
9.03"
(229.36mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
2.90"
(73.66mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1911
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 1932
Sep 1971–Jan 1972
5-Month
11.45"
(290.83mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
1.62"
(41.15mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932
Aug 1971–Jan 1972
6-Month
12.69"
(322.33mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jul 1971–Jan 1972
7-Month
16.12"
(409.45mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1971–Jan 1972
8-Month
20.62"
(523.75mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-1.56"
(-39.62mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1967 1977
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
May 1971–Jan 1972
9-Month
24.19"
(614.43mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-2.03"
(-51.56mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Apr 1971–Jan 1972
10-Month
25.56"
(649.22mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-3.61"
(-91.70mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1967 1911
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Mar 1971–Jan 1972
11-Month
26.47"
(672.34mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-4.67"
(-118.62mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1967 1911
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Feb 1971–Jan 1972
12-Month
28.89"
(733.81mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-3.26"
(-82.80mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1967 1911
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Aug 1970–Jan 1972
18-Month
46.93"
(1,192.02mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
1.07"
(27.18mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1972
24-Month
63.23"
(1,606.04mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-1.05"
(-26.67mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1968 1990
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Feb 1969–Jan 1972
36-Month
96.51"
(2,451.35mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
0.22"
(5.58mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Feb 1968–Jan 1972
48-Month
130.46"
(3,313.68mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
2.19"
(55.62mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1970 1959
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Feb 1967–Jan 1972
60-Month
160.04"
(4,065.02mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-0.26"
(-6.60mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/