Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, April 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1972
1-Month
3.58"
(90.93mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1971 1926
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2013
Mar–Apr 1972
2-Month
4.89"
(124.21mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 1991
Feb–Apr 1972
3-Month
5.60"
(142.24mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1951
Jan–Apr 1972
4-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1951
Ties: 2002
Dec 1971–Apr 1972
5-Month
7.94"
(201.68mm)
7.99"
(202.95mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1973
Nov 1971–Apr 1972
6-Month
11.02"
(279.91mm)
9.74"
(247.40mm)
1.28"
(32.51mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2016
Oct 1971–Apr 1972
7-Month
14.63"
(371.60mm)
12.05"
(306.07mm)
2.58"
(65.53mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1973
Sep 1971–Apr 1972
8-Month
17.05"
(433.07mm)
15.75"
(400.05mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Aug 1971–Apr 1972
9-Month
18.29"
(464.57mm)
19.61"
(498.09mm)
-1.32"
(-33.52mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jul 1971–Apr 1972
10-Month
21.72"
(551.69mm)
23.49"
(596.65mm)
-1.77"
(-44.96mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Ties: 2004
Jun 1971–Apr 1972
11-Month
26.22"
(665.99mm)
28.09"
(713.49mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1967 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
May 1971–Apr 1972
12-Month
29.79"
(756.67mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-2.35"
(-59.69mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Nov 1970–Apr 1972
18-Month
38.39"
(975.11mm)
41.90"
(1,064.26mm)
-3.51"
(-89.15mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
May 1970–Apr 1972
24-Month
64.15"
(1,629.41mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2017
May 1969–Apr 1972
36-Month
96.67"
(2,455.42mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
0.33"
(8.38mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1970 1958
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
May 1968–Apr 1972
48-Month
130.57"
(3,316.48mm)
128.30"
(3,258.82mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2011
Ties: 1919
May 1967–Apr 1972
60-Month
160.15"
(4,067.81mm)
160.29"
(4,071.37mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1958
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/