Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
0.54"
(13.72mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.57"
(-14.47mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1976 2002
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1905
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
2.39"
(60.71mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
6.07"
(154.18mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
0.91"
(23.12mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1931
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
7.53"
(191.26mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1939, 1976
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1931
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1978 1976
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
18.36"
(466.34mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
1.84"
(46.73mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2018
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
22.47"
(570.74mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2018
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
25.38"
(644.65mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
0.18"
(4.57mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
28.43"
(722.12mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
32.17"
(817.12mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
2.07"
(52.58mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
32.69"
(830.33mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
34.35"
(872.49mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
2.26"
(57.40mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1978 1910
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1993
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
53.76"
(1,365.50mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
5.07"
(128.77mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1977 1956
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
68.49"
(1,739.65mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
4.25"
(107.95mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
105.08"
(2,669.03mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
8.72"
(221.49mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2010
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
128.68"
(3,268.47mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2010
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
158.75"
(4,032.25mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
-1.61"
(-40.89mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1956
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010

Citing This Page

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