Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
1.80"
(45.72mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.69"
(17.53mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1986 2002
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2015
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
4.44"
(112.78mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1986 1976
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2015
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
5.22"
(132.59mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1931
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
7.80"
(198.12mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-1.03"
(-26.16mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1980 1939, 1976
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1931
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
15.46"
(392.68mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
2.79"
(70.86mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1984 1976
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
20.67"
(525.02mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
4.15"
(105.41mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
Ties: 2019
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
23.21"
(589.53mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
2.06"
(52.32mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2018
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
27.18"
(690.37mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1985 1976
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
29.10"
(739.14mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
0.95"
(24.13mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Ties: 1999
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
32.27"
(819.66mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
32.53"
(826.26mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
1.41"
(35.81mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
32.85"
(834.39mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1985 1910
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
54.34"
(1,380.24mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
5.65"
(143.51mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1985 1956
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1993
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
72.75"
(1,847.85mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
8.51"
(216.15mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1986 1989
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
103.90"
(2,639.06mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
7.54"
(191.52mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
140.82"
(3,576.83mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
12.45"
(316.23mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1983 1958
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
177.34"
(4,504.44mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
16.98"
(431.30mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1984 1956
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 5, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/