Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1988
1-Month
0.65"
(16.51mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-1.64"
(-41.66mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1975 1952
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2009
Sep–Oct 1988
2-Month
4.26"
(108.20mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1987 1952
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Aug–Oct 1988
3-Month
8.39"
(213.11mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-1.41"
(-35.81mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1984 1953
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
Jul–Oct 1988
4-Month
10.65"
(270.51mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-3.01"
(-76.45mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1976 1953, 1976
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Jun–Oct 1988
5-Month
12.37"
(314.20mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-5.92"
(-150.37mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
May–Oct 1988
6-Month
14.14"
(359.16mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-8.19"
(-208.02mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Apr–Oct 1988
7-Month
16.05"
(407.67mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-9.23"
(-234.44mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1988
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Mar–Oct 1988
8-Month
16.84"
(427.74mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-10.39"
(-263.90mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1988
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Feb–Oct 1988
9-Month
17.31"
(439.67mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-10.94"
(-277.88mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1988
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Jan–Oct 1988
10-Month
18.07"
(458.98mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-11.16"
(-283.46mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1988
126th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Dec 1987–Oct 1988
11-Month
19.87"
(504.70mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-10.46"
(-265.68mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 1988
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Nov 1987–Oct 1988
12-Month
22.51"
(571.75mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-9.56"
(-242.83mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1956 1956
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
May 1987–Oct 1988
18-Month
45.25"
(1,149.35mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-9.22"
(-234.19mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Nov 1986–Oct 1988
24-Month
52.88"
(1,343.15mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-11.35"
(-288.29mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1957 1956
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Nov 1985–Oct 1988
36-Month
94.33"
(2,395.98mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-2.01"
(-51.06mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Nov 1984–Oct 1988
48-Month
126.11"
(3,203.19mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-2.25"
(-57.15mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Nov 1983–Oct 1988
60-Month
164.68"
(4,182.87mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
4.34"
(110.23mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1956
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/