Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1972 2002
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1968 2015
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
4.28"
(108.71mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1972 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2015
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.69"
(42.93mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1969 1910
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1931
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
13.77"
(349.76mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1939, 1976
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 1931
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
16.51"
(419.35mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
3.84"
(97.53mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
5.21"
(132.33mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
25.22"
(640.59mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
4.07"
(103.38mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1976
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2018
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
31.26"
(794.00mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
6.06"
(153.92mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1972 1976
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 1993
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
35.89"
(911.61mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
7.74"
(196.60mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1993
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
39.86"
(1,012.44mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
9.76"
(247.90mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1993
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
41.19"
(1,046.23mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
10.07"
(255.78mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
42.92"
(1,090.17mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
10.83"
(275.08mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1972 1910
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1902 1993
Ties: 2008
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
65.63"
(1,667.00mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
16.94"
(430.27mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1956
5th Wettest Wettest to Date 1993
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
79.97"
(2,031.24mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
15.73"
(399.54mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1972 1989
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
109.48"
(2,780.79mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
13.12"
(333.25mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
17th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
143.00"
(3,632.20mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
14.63"
(371.60mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 1958
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1905 2010
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
177.78"
(4,515.61mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
17.42"
(442.47mm)
106th 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 January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/