Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1973
1-Month
1.73"
(43.94mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1981
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1949
Dec 1972–Jan 1973
2-Month
3.46"
(87.88mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
1.38"
(35.05mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 2003
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2016
Nov 1972–Jan 1973
3-Month
5.74"
(145.80mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
1.92"
(48.77mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 2003
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 1932
Oct 1972–Jan 1973
4-Month
8.84"
(224.54mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1971 1911
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1932
Sep 1972–Jan 1973
5-Month
14.45"
(367.03mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
4.62"
(117.35mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1932
Aug 1972–Jan 1973
6-Month
18.77"
(476.76mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
5.08"
(129.03mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2019
Jul 1972–Jan 1973
7-Month
24.44"
(620.78mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
6.87"
(174.50mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jun 1972–Jan 1973
8-Month
28.14"
(714.76mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
5.96"
(151.39mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
May 1972–Jan 1973
9-Month
32.71"
(830.83mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
6.49"
(164.84mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1972 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 1994
Apr 1972–Jan 1973
10-Month
36.29"
(921.77mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
7.12"
(180.85mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 1994
Mar 1972–Jan 1973
11-Month
37.60"
(955.04mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
6.46"
(164.08mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1994
Feb 1972–Jan 1973
12-Month
38.31"
(973.07mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
6.16"
(156.46mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 1994
Aug 1971–Jan 1973
18-Month
51.00"
(1,295.40mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2020
Feb 1971–Jan 1973
24-Month
67.20"
(1,706.88mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
2.92"
(74.17mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1972 1990
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Feb 1970–Jan 1973
36-Month
101.54"
(2,579.12mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
5.25"
(133.35mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1972 1958
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Feb 1969–Jan 1973
48-Month
134.82"
(3,424.43mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
6.55"
(166.37mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1972 1959
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2011
Feb 1968–Jan 1973
60-Month
168.77"
(4,286.76mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
8.47"
(215.14mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1949 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 3, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/