Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1985
1-Month
1.27"
(32.26mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.16"
(4.07mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1983 2002
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2015
Nov–Dec 1985
2-Month
3.51"
(89.15mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.64"
(16.25mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1981 1976
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1906
Oct–Dec 1985
3-Month
6.67"
(169.42mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1981 1910
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1931
Sep–Dec 1985
4-Month
11.98"
(304.29mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
3.15"
(80.01mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1984 1939, 1976
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1931
Aug–Dec 1985
5-Month
15.86"
(402.84mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
3.19"
(81.02mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2018
Jul–Dec 1985
6-Month
18.67"
(474.22mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
2.15"
(54.61mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2018
Jun–Dec 1985
7-Month
21.63"
(549.40mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2018
May–Dec 1985
8-Month
24.43"
(620.52mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Apr–Dec 1985
9-Month
26.77"
(679.96mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Mar–Dec 1985
10-Month
29.39"
(746.51mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-0.71"
(-18.03mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Feb–Dec 1985
11-Month
30.51"
(774.95mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-0.61"
(-15.50mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Jan–Dec 1985
12-Month
31.15"
(791.21mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-0.94"
(-23.88mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Jul 1984–Dec 1985
18-Month
47.62"
(1,209.55mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-1.07"
(-27.18mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1993
Jan 1984–Dec 1985
24-Month
68.07"
(1,728.98mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
3.83"
(97.28mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1989
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2008
Jan 1983–Dec 1985
36-Month
104.59"
(2,656.59mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
8.23"
(209.05mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2010
Jan 1982–Dec 1985
48-Month
146.03"
(3,709.16mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
17.66"
(448.56mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1983 1958
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2010
Jan 1981–Dec 1985
60-Month
178.02"
(4,521.71mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
17.66"
(448.57mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/