Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
1.73"
(43.94mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1970 2002
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
4.01"
(101.85mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
1.14"
(28.95mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1970 1976
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
7.11"
(180.59mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.95"
(49.53mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1970 1910
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1931
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
12.72"
(323.09mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1971 1939, 1976
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1931
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
17.04"
(432.82mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
4.37"
(111.00mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2018
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
22.71"
(576.83mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
6.19"
(157.22mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2018
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
26.41"
(670.81mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
5.26"
(133.60mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1961 2018
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
30.98"
(786.89mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
5.78"
(146.81mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1993
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
34.56"
(877.82mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
6.41"
(162.81mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
35.87"
(911.10mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
5.77"
(146.56mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
36.58"
(929.13mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
5.46"
(138.68mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
37.05"
(941.07mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
4.96"
(125.98mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
52.70"
(1,338.58mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
66.56"
(1,690.62mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
2.32"
(58.92mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1971 1989
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2008
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
100.08"
(2,542.03mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
3.72"
(94.49mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2010
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
134.86"
(3,425.44mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
6.49"
(164.84mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1971 1958
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
167.66"
(4,258.56mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
7.30"
(185.42mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1971 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 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/