Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 1987
1-Month
3.17"
(80.52mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
1.21"
(30.74mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1990
Ties: 2006
Feb–Mar 1987
2-Month
3.43"
(87.12mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1986 1910
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1951
Jan–Mar 1987
3-Month
3.75"
(95.25mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1986 1968
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1951
Ties: 2016
Dec 1986–Mar 1987
4-Month
4.56"
(115.82mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
-0.49"
(-12.45mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1973
Ties: 1941
Nov 1986–Mar 1987
5-Month
5.71"
(145.03mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
-1.08"
(-27.44mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2016
Ties: 1908
Oct 1986–Mar 1987
6-Month
9.48"
(240.79mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
0.37"
(9.40mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1932
Sep 1986–Mar 1987
7-Month
16.27"
(413.26mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
3.47"
(88.14mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1986 1940
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1986–Mar 1987
8-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
3.53"
(89.67mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1986 1956
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jul 1986–Mar 1987
9-Month
25.24"
(641.10mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1986 1918
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1986–Mar 1987
10-Month
29.89"
(759.21mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
4.74"
(120.40mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1956
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
May 1986–Mar 1987
11-Month
35.51"
(901.95mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
6.32"
(160.52mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1986 1956
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Apr 1986–Mar 1987
12-Month
40.08"
(1,018.03mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
7.94"
(201.67mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1986 1956
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Oct 1985–Mar 1987
18-Month
50.32"
(1,278.13mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
9.04"
(229.62mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1986 1989
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 1994
Apr 1985–Mar 1987
24-Month
70.42"
(1,788.67mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
6.16"
(156.47mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1986 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2009
Apr 1984–Mar 1987
36-Month
108.44"
(2,754.38mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
12.14"
(308.36mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1986 1958
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Apr 1983–Mar 1987
48-Month
143.06"
(3,633.72mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
14.79"
(375.66mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2011
Apr 1982–Mar 1987
60-Month
184.81"
(4,694.17mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
24.51"
(622.55mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1986 1957
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on March 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/