Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, February 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1979
1-Month
0.52"
(13.21mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1970
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1915
Ties: 1895, 1920
Jan–Feb 1979
2-Month
2.18"
(55.37mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
0.19"
(4.82mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1978 1970
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1915
Ties: 1941, 1982
Dec 1978–Feb 1979
3-Month
3.20"
(81.28mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
0.11"
(2.79mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1978 1964
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2016
Nov 1978–Feb 1979
4-Month
5.61"
(142.49mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 1932
Ties: 1912
Oct 1978–Feb 1979
5-Month
6.92"
(175.77mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
-0.23"
(-5.84mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1932
Ties: 2014
Sep 1978–Feb 1979
6-Month
12.43"
(315.72mm)
10.85"
(275.59mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1932
Aug 1978–Feb 1979
7-Month
15.72"
(399.29mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
1.01"
(25.66mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Feb 1979
8-Month
21.59"
(548.39mm)
18.59"
(472.19mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Feb 1979
9-Month
25.84"
(656.34mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
2.65"
(67.31mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
May 1978–Feb 1979
10-Month
29.60"
(751.84mm)
27.24"
(691.90mm)
2.36"
(59.94mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Apr 1978–Feb 1979
11-Month
34.24"
(869.70mm)
30.19"
(766.83mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1977
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1994
Mar 1978–Feb 1979
12-Month
34.95"
(887.73mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
2.80"
(71.12mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1994
Sep 1977–Feb 1979
18-Month
47.84"
(1,215.14mm)
43.01"
(1,092.45mm)
4.83"
(122.69mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 1994
Mar 1977–Feb 1979
24-Month
71.90"
(1,826.26mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
7.62"
(193.55mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Mar 1976–Feb 1979
36-Month
94.80"
(2,407.92mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-1.49"
(-37.85mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Mar 1975–Feb 1979
48-Month
123.91"
(3,147.31mm)
128.28"
(3,258.31mm)
-4.37"
(-111.00mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1978 1959
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Mar 1974–Feb 1979
60-Month
156.68"
(3,979.67mm)
160.31"
(4,071.87mm)
-3.63"
(-92.20mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on March 28, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/