Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
1.10"
(27.94mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.01"
(-0.25mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1980 2002
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2015
Ties: 2014
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
3.15"
(80.01mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.28"
(7.11mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2015
Ties: 1990
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
5.69"
(144.53mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
0.53"
(13.47mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1931
Ties: 1922
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
8.28"
(210.31mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1980 1939, 1976
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1931
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
13.43"
(341.12mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2018
Ties: 1925
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
18.35"
(466.09mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2018
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
23.78"
(604.01mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
2.63"
(66.80mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1977 2018
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
26.32"
(668.53mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
1.12"
(28.45mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1980 1976
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
29.73"
(755.14mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 1993
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
30.48"
(774.19mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
0.38"
(9.65mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
31.89"
(810.01mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
31.99"
(812.55mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-0.10"
(-2.54mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
48.98"
(1,244.09mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
0.29"
(7.36mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 1993
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
61.08"
(1,551.43mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-3.16"
(-80.27mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1977 1989
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2019
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
95.43"
(2,423.92mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-0.93"
(-23.62mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
129.57"
(3,291.08mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
1.20"
(30.48mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1979 1958
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2010
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
166.16"
(4,220.46mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
5.80"
(147.32mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/