Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1981
1-Month
0.10"
(2.54mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1981
127th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1949
Dec 1980–Jan 1981
2-Month
1.19"
(30.23mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.89"
(-22.60mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1977 2003
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2016
Nov 1980–Jan 1981
3-Month
1.62"
(41.15mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-2.20"
(-55.88mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1977 2003
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1932
Oct 1980–Jan 1981
4-Month
3.58"
(90.93mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-2.55"
(-64.77mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1932
Sep 1980–Jan 1981
5-Month
6.71"
(170.43mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-3.12"
(-79.25mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1932
Aug 1980–Jan 1981
6-Month
14.53"
(369.06mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
0.84"
(21.33mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jul 1980–Jan 1981
7-Month
17.09"
(434.09mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Ties: 1955, 1997
Jun 1980–Jan 1981
8-Month
21.86"
(555.24mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-0.32"
(-8.13mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
May 1980–Jan 1981
9-Month
24.69"
(627.13mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-1.53"
(-38.86mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1994
Apr 1980–Jan 1981
10-Month
26.13"
(663.70mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-3.04"
(-77.22mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1994
Mar 1980–Jan 1981
11-Month
27.15"
(689.61mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-3.99"
(-101.35mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1994
Feb 1980–Jan 1981
12-Month
27.89"
(708.41mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-4.26"
(-108.20mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1994
Aug 1979–Jan 1981
18-Month
42.82"
(1,087.63mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-3.04"
(-77.21mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1979–Jan 1981
24-Month
61.88"
(1,571.75mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-2.40"
(-60.96mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1978 1990
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2020
Feb 1978–Jan 1981
36-Month
97.09"
(2,466.09mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
0.80"
(20.32mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1979 1958
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Feb 1977–Jan 1981
48-Month
133.77"
(3,397.76mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
5.50"
(139.70mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1959
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Feb 1976–Jan 1981
60-Month
157.64"
(4,004.06mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1979 1957
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/