Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, April 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
April 1973
1-Month
4.63"
(117.60mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
1.69"
(42.92mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1972 1926
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1964 2013
Mar–Apr 1973
2-Month
8.60"
(218.44mm)
4.90"
(124.46mm)
3.70"
(93.98mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1991
Feb–Apr 1973
3-Month
9.93"
(252.22mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
4.01"
(101.85mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1951
Jan–Apr 1973
4-Month
11.66"
(296.16mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
4.77"
(121.15mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1951
Dec 1972–Apr 1973
5-Month
13.39"
(340.11mm)
7.99"
(202.95mm)
5.40"
(137.16mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1973
Nov 1972–Apr 1973
6-Month
15.67"
(398.02mm)
9.74"
(247.40mm)
5.93"
(150.62mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Oct 1972–Apr 1973
7-Month
18.77"
(476.76mm)
12.05"
(306.07mm)
6.72"
(170.69mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 1973
Sep 1972–Apr 1973
8-Month
24.38"
(619.25mm)
15.75"
(400.05mm)
8.63"
(219.20mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1972–Apr 1973
9-Month
28.70"
(728.98mm)
19.61"
(498.09mm)
9.09"
(230.89mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1972–Apr 1973
10-Month
34.37"
(873.00mm)
23.49"
(596.65mm)
10.88"
(276.35mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1972–Apr 1973
11-Month
38.07"
(966.98mm)
28.09"
(713.49mm)
9.98"
(253.49mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
May 1972–Apr 1973
12-Month
42.64"
(1,083.06mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
10.50"
(266.70mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Nov 1971–Apr 1973
18-Month
53.66"
(1,362.96mm)
41.90"
(1,064.26mm)
11.76"
(298.70mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
7th Wettest Wettest to Date 1994
May 1971–Apr 1973
24-Month
72.43"
(1,839.72mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
8.14"
(206.75mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2017
May 1970–Apr 1973
36-Month
106.79"
(2,712.47mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
10.45"
(265.43mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1972 1958
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2011
May 1969–Apr 1973
48-Month
139.31"
(3,538.47mm)
128.30"
(3,258.82mm)
11.01"
(279.65mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2011
May 1968–Apr 1973
60-Month
173.21"
(4,399.53mm)
160.29"
(4,071.37mm)
12.92"
(328.16mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1972 1958
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1907 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/