Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1980
1-Month
1.30"
(33.02mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
0.32"
(8.13mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1978 1981
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1949
Ties: 2010
Dec 1979–Jan 1980
2-Month
1.84"
(46.74mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.24"
(-6.09mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2016
Ties: 1902, 1938
Nov 1979–Jan 1980
3-Month
3.69"
(93.73mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-0.13"
(-3.30mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1978 2003
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1932
Oct 1979–Jan 1980
4-Month
7.37"
(187.20mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
1.24"
(31.50mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1979 1911
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1932
Sep 1979–Jan 1980
5-Month
8.83"
(224.28mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1932
Aug 1979–Jan 1980
6-Month
14.93"
(379.22mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
1.24"
(31.49mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1979–Jan 1980
7-Month
19.66"
(499.36mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
2.09"
(53.08mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jun 1979–Jan 1980
8-Month
23.77"
(603.76mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
1.59"
(40.39mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
May 1979–Jan 1980
9-Month
26.68"
(677.67mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1994
Apr 1979–Jan 1980
10-Month
29.73"
(755.14mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1994
Mar 1979–Jan 1980
11-Month
33.47"
(850.14mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
2.33"
(59.18mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1994
Feb 1979–Jan 1980
12-Month
33.99"
(863.35mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
1.84"
(46.74mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1994
Aug 1978–Jan 1980
18-Month
49.19"
(1,249.43mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
3.33"
(84.59mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1994
Feb 1978–Jan 1980
24-Month
69.20"
(1,757.68mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
4.92"
(124.97mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1978 1990
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2009
Feb 1977–Jan 1980
36-Month
105.88"
(2,689.35mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
9.59"
(243.58mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1979 1958
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Feb 1976–Jan 1980
48-Month
129.75"
(3,295.65mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
1.48"
(37.59mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1979 1959
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Feb 1975–Jan 1980
60-Month
158.52"
(4,026.41mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-1.78"
(-45.21mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2011

Citing This Page

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