Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
3.74"
(95.00mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
1.78"
(45.22mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1990
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
4.26"
(108.20mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1951
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
5.92"
(150.37mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
1.97"
(50.04mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1978 1968
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1951
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
6.94"
(176.28mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
1.89"
(48.01mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1973
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
9.35"
(237.49mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
2.56"
(65.02mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2016
Ties: 1976
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
10.66"
(270.76mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
1.55"
(39.37mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 1932
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
16.17"
(410.72mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
3.37"
(85.60mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1978 1940
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
19.46"
(494.28mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
2.80"
(71.12mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
25.33"
(643.38mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
4.78"
(121.41mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1977 1918
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
29.58"
(751.33mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
4.43"
(112.52mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2019
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
33.34"
(846.84mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
37.98"
(964.69mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
5.84"
(148.33mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
46.89"
(1,191.01mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
5.61"
(142.50mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1978 1989
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 1994
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
71.74"
(1,822.20mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
7.48"
(190.00mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2020
Ties: 1916
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
95.13"
(2,416.30mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
-1.17"
(-29.72mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
125.51"
(3,187.95mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-2.76"
(-70.11mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2011
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
158.71"
(4,031.23mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-1.59"
(-40.39mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/