Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1985
1-Month
3.16"
(80.26mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1981 1952
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2009
Sep–Oct 1985
2-Month
8.47"
(215.14mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
2.51"
(63.76mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1984 1952
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1977 1941
Ties: 1919
Aug–Oct 1985
3-Month
12.35"
(313.69mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
2.55"
(64.77mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1984 1953
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2018
Jul–Oct 1985
4-Month
15.16"
(385.06mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
1.50"
(38.10mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1984 1953, 1976
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1993
Jun–Oct 1985
5-Month
18.12"
(460.25mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1983 1976
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
May–Oct 1985
6-Month
20.92"
(531.37mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Apr–Oct 1985
7-Month
23.26"
(590.80mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1976 1988
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Mar–Oct 1985
8-Month
25.88"
(657.35mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Feb–Oct 1985
9-Month
27.00"
(685.80mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Jan–Oct 1985
10-Month
27.64"
(702.06mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-1.59"
(-40.38mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Dec 1984–Oct 1985
11-Month
29.74"
(755.40mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Nov 1984–Oct 1985
12-Month
31.78"
(807.21mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-0.29"
(-7.37mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
May 1984–Oct 1985
18-Month
55.52"
(1,410.21mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Nov 1983–Oct 1985
24-Month
70.35"
(1,786.89mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
6.12"
(155.45mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1982 1956
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Nov 1982–Oct 1985
36-Month
107.41"
(2,728.21mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
11.07"
(281.17mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2010
Nov 1981–Oct 1985
48-Month
145.67"
(3,700.02mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
17.31"
(439.68mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1984 1958
16th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010
Nov 1980–Oct 1985
60-Month
176.03"
(4,471.16mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
15.69"
(398.52mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/