Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1986
1-Month
0.22"
(5.59mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.76"
(-19.30mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1981
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1949
Dec 1985–Jan 1986
2-Month
1.49"
(37.85mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1981 2003
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2016
Nov 1985–Jan 1986
3-Month
3.73"
(94.74mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1981 2003
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1932
Oct 1985–Jan 1986
4-Month
6.89"
(175.01mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
0.76"
(19.31mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1981 1911
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1932
Sep 1985–Jan 1986
5-Month
12.20"
(309.88mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
2.37"
(60.20mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 1932
Aug 1985–Jan 1986
6-Month
16.08"
(408.43mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
2.39"
(60.70mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1985–Jan 1986
7-Month
18.89"
(479.81mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
1.32"
(33.53mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1985 1977
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1985–Jan 1986
8-Month
21.85"
(554.99mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
May 1985–Jan 1986
9-Month
24.65"
(626.11mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-1.57"
(-39.88mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Apr 1985–Jan 1986
10-Month
26.99"
(685.55mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-2.18"
(-55.37mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1911
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Mar 1985–Jan 1986
11-Month
29.61"
(752.09mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-1.53"
(-38.87mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1981 1911
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Feb 1985–Jan 1986
12-Month
30.73"
(780.54mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1981 1911
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Aug 1984–Jan 1986
18-Month
43.82"
(1,113.03mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Feb 1984–Jan 1986
24-Month
67.78"
(1,721.61mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
3.50"
(88.90mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1982 1990
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Feb 1983–Jan 1986
36-Month
104.11"
(2,644.39mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
7.82"
(198.62mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1983 1958
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Feb 1982–Jan 1986
48-Month
144.47"
(3,669.54mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
16.20"
(411.48mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1984 1959
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Feb 1981–Jan 1986
60-Month
178.14"
(4,524.76mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
17.84"
(453.14mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1985 1957
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/