Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1973
1-Month
2.57"
(65.28mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1966 1952
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2009
Sep–Oct 1973
2-Month
9.49"
(241.05mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
3.53"
(89.67mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1952
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 1941
Aug–Oct 1973
3-Month
12.23"
(310.64mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jul–Oct 1973
4-Month
17.45"
(443.23mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
3.79"
(96.27mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1971 1953, 1976
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1993
Ties: 1941, 1982
Jun–Oct 1973
5-Month
20.94"
(531.88mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1993
May–Oct 1973
6-Month
26.98"
(685.29mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
4.65"
(118.11mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1976
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Apr–Oct 1973
7-Month
31.61"
(802.89mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
6.33"
(160.78mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1993
Mar–Oct 1973
8-Month
35.58"
(903.73mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
8.35"
(212.09mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Feb–Oct 1973
9-Month
36.91"
(937.51mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
8.66"
(219.96mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Jan–Oct 1973
10-Month
38.64"
(981.46mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
9.41"
(239.02mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Dec 1972–Oct 1973
11-Month
40.37"
(1,025.40mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
10.04"
(255.02mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Nov 1972–Oct 1973
12-Month
42.65"
(1,083.31mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
10.58"
(268.73mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
May 1972–Oct 1973
18-Month
69.62"
(1,768.35mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
15.15"
(384.81mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Nov 1971–Oct 1973
24-Month
80.64"
(2,048.26mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
16.41"
(416.82mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
6th Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
Nov 1970–Oct 1973
36-Month
108.01"
(2,743.45mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
11.67"
(296.41mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
16th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Nov 1969–Oct 1973
48-Month
140.45"
(3,567.43mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
12.09"
(307.09mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1972 1958
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Nov 1968–Oct 1973
60-Month
176.76"
(4,489.70mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
16.42"
(417.06mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
16th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 10, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/