Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
0.80"
(20.32mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1979 2002
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
3.41"
(86.61mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.54"
(13.71mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1986 1976
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2015
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
4.06"
(103.12mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1980 1910
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1931
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-1.16"
(-29.46mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1980 1939, 1976
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1931
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
11.80"
(299.72mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
Ties: 1975
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
14.06"
(357.12mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-2.46"
(-62.49mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
15.78"
(400.81mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-5.37"
(-136.40mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2018
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
17.55"
(445.77mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-7.65"
(-194.31mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1976 1976
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Ties: 2012
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
19.46"
(494.28mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-8.69"
(-220.73mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1910
124th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
20.25"
(514.35mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-9.85"
(-250.19mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
20.72"
(526.29mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-10.40"
(-264.16mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
21.48"
(545.59mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-10.61"
(-269.50mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1910 1910
125th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
42.15"
(1,070.61mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-6.54"
(-166.12mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1976 1956
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1993
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
54.33"
(1,379.98mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-9.91"
(-251.72mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1976 1989
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2019
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
94.23"
(2,393.44mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-2.13"
(-54.10mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
125.38"
(3,184.65mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-2.99"
(-75.95mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
162.30"
(4,122.42mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
1.94"
(49.28mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1980 1956
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 27, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/