Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1972
1-Month
3.10"
(78.74mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
0.81"
(20.57mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2009
Sep–Oct 1972
2-Month
8.71"
(221.23mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
2.75"
(69.85mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1971 1952
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1941
Aug–Oct 1972
3-Month
13.03"
(330.96mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2018
Jul–Oct 1972
4-Month
18.70"
(474.98mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
5.04"
(128.02mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953, 1976
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 1993
Jun–Oct 1972
5-Month
22.40"
(568.96mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
4.11"
(104.39mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
May–Oct 1972
6-Month
26.97"
(685.04mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
4.64"
(117.86mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Apr–Oct 1972
7-Month
30.55"
(775.97mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
5.27"
(133.86mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Mar–Oct 1972
8-Month
31.86"
(809.24mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
4.63"
(117.60mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Feb–Oct 1972
9-Month
32.57"
(827.28mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
4.32"
(109.73mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Jan–Oct 1972
10-Month
33.04"
(839.22mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
3.81"
(96.78mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Dec 1971–Oct 1972
11-Month
34.91"
(886.71mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
4.58"
(116.33mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1988
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Nov 1971–Oct 1972
12-Month
37.99"
(964.95mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
May 1971–Oct 1972
18-Month
56.76"
(1,441.70mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
2.29"
(58.16mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2019
Nov 1970–Oct 1972
24-Month
65.36"
(1,660.14mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
1.13"
(28.70mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1993
Nov 1969–Oct 1972
36-Month
97.80"
(2,484.12mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Nov 1968–Oct 1972
48-Month
134.11"
(3,406.39mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
5.75"
(146.05mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1958
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Nov 1967–Oct 1972
60-Month
165.23"
(4,196.84mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
4.89"
(124.20mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/