Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1981
1-Month
2.54"
(64.52mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1980 1952
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2009
Sep–Oct 1981
2-Month
5.13"
(130.30mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1980 1952
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1941
Aug–Oct 1981
3-Month
10.28"
(261.11mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1978 1953
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2018
Jul–Oct 1981
4-Month
15.20"
(386.08mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
1.54"
(39.12mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1976 1953, 1976
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1993
Jun–Oct 1981
5-Month
20.63"
(524.00mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
2.34"
(59.43mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1993
May–Oct 1981
6-Month
23.17"
(588.52mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
0.84"
(21.34mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Apr–Oct 1981
7-Month
26.58"
(675.13mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
1.30"
(33.02mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Mar–Oct 1981
8-Month
27.33"
(694.18mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
0.10"
(2.54mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Feb–Oct 1981
9-Month
28.74"
(730.00mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
0.49"
(12.45mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Ties: 1943
Jan–Oct 1981
10-Month
28.84"
(732.54mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-0.39"
(-9.90mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Dec 1980–Oct 1981
11-Month
29.93"
(760.22mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-0.40"
(-10.16mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Nov 1980–Oct 1981
12-Month
30.36"
(771.14mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-1.71"
(-43.44mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
May 1980–Oct 1981
18-Month
53.43"
(1,357.12mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Nov 1979–Oct 1981
24-Month
60.32"
(1,532.13mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-3.91"
(-99.31mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1980 1993
Nov 1978–Oct 1981
36-Month
95.71"
(2,431.03mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-0.63"
(-16.01mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Nov 1977–Oct 1981
48-Month
129.13"
(3,279.90mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Nov 1976–Oct 1981
60-Month
163.42"
(4,150.87mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/