Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1987
1-Month
0.78"
(19.81mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-1.51"
(-38.36mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1975 1952
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009
Sep–Oct 1987
2-Month
3.36"
(85.34mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-2.60"
(-66.04mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1976 1952
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Aug–Oct 1987
3-Month
11.02"
(279.91mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
1.22"
(30.99mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1984 1953
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul–Oct 1987
4-Month
16.23"
(412.24mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
2.57"
(65.28mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1985 1953, 1976
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Jun–Oct 1987
5-Month
18.77"
(476.76mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
May–Oct 1987
6-Month
22.74"
(577.60mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
0.41"
(10.42mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Apr–Oct 1987
7-Month
24.66"
(626.36mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-0.62"
(-15.75mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1985 1988
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Mar–Oct 1987
8-Month
27.83"
(706.88mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
0.60"
(15.24mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1985 1988
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Feb–Oct 1987
9-Month
28.09"
(713.49mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-0.16"
(-4.06mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1985 1988
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Jan–Oct 1987
10-Month
28.41"
(721.61mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-0.82"
(-20.83mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1988
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Dec 1986–Oct 1987
11-Month
29.22"
(742.19mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-1.11"
(-28.19mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1988
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Nov 1986–Oct 1987
12-Month
30.37"
(771.40mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
May 1986–Oct 1987
18-Month
60.17"
(1,528.32mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
5.70"
(144.78mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1985 1956
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2019
Nov 1985–Oct 1987
24-Month
71.82"
(1,824.23mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
7.59"
(192.79mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1956
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Nov 1984–Oct 1987
36-Month
103.60"
(2,631.44mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
7.26"
(184.40mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010
Nov 1983–Oct 1987
48-Month
142.17"
(3,611.12mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
13.81"
(350.78mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1983 1958
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010
Nov 1982–Oct 1987
60-Month
179.23"
(4,552.44mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
18.89"
(479.80mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1985 1956
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/