Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1978
1-Month
0.71"
(18.03mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1958 1910
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1990
Feb–Mar 1978
2-Month
1.49"
(37.85mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
-1.48"
(-37.59mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1968 1910
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1951
Jan–Mar 1978
3-Month
2.08"
(52.83mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
-1.87"
(-47.50mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1968 1968
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1951
Dec 1977–Mar 1978
4-Month
3.14"
(79.76mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
-1.91"
(-48.51mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1968 1956
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1973
Ties: 1918
Nov 1977–Mar 1978
5-Month
4.79"
(121.67mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
-2.00"
(-50.80mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1970 1956
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2016
Ties: 1902
Oct 1977–Mar 1978
6-Month
8.91"
(226.31mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1932
Sep 1977–Mar 1978
7-Month
13.60"
(345.44mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1977 1940
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1977–Mar 1978
8-Month
21.80"
(553.72mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jul 1977–Mar 1978
9-Month
25.79"
(655.07mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
5.24"
(133.10mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
Jun 1977–Mar 1978
10-Month
28.46"
(722.88mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
3.31"
(84.07mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
May 1977–Mar 1978
11-Month
31.23"
(793.24mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
2.04"
(51.81mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Apr 1977–Mar 1978
12-Month
33.76"
(857.50mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
1.62"
(41.14mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Oct 1976–Mar 1978
18-Month
40.61"
(1,031.49mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
-0.67"
(-17.02mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1994
Apr 1976–Mar 1978
24-Month
57.15"
(1,451.61mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
-7.11"
(-180.59mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2020
Apr 1975–Mar 1978
36-Month
87.53"
(2,223.26mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
-8.77"
(-222.76mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1977 1958
108th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Apr 1974–Mar 1978
48-Month
120.73"
(3,066.54mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-7.54"
(-191.52mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1959 1957
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Apr 1973–Mar 1978
60-Month
160.21"
(4,069.33mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 12, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/