Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1989

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1989
1-Month
0.92"
(23.37mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.06"
(-1.52mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1988 1981
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 1949
Dec 1988–Jan 1989
2-Month
1.72"
(43.69mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.36"
(-9.14mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1987 2003
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2016
Ties: 1935
Nov 1988–Jan 1989
3-Month
4.33"
(109.98mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1987 2003
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1932
Oct 1988–Jan 1989
4-Month
4.98"
(126.49mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.15"
(-29.21mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1981 1911
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1932
Sep 1988–Jan 1989
5-Month
8.59"
(218.19mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1988 1977
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1987 1932
Aug 1988–Jan 1989
6-Month
12.72"
(323.09mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-0.97"
(-24.64mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jul 1988–Jan 1989
7-Month
14.98"
(380.49mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-2.59"
(-65.79mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
Jun 1988–Jan 1989
8-Month
16.70"
(424.18mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-5.48"
(-139.19mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2019
May 1988–Jan 1989
9-Month
18.47"
(469.14mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-7.75"
(-196.85mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1977 1977
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1994
Apr 1988–Jan 1989
10-Month
20.38"
(517.65mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-8.79"
(-223.27mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1977 1911
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1994
Mar 1988–Jan 1989
11-Month
21.17"
(537.72mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-9.97"
(-253.24mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1994
Feb 1988–Jan 1989
12-Month
21.64"
(549.66mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-10.51"
(-266.95mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1911 1911
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1994
Aug 1987–Jan 1989
18-Month
37.86"
(961.64mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-8.00"
(-203.20mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1957
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 1994
Feb 1987–Jan 1989
24-Month
54.93"
(1,395.22mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-9.35"
(-237.49mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1977 1990
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2009
Feb 1986–Jan 1989
36-Month
94.93"
(2,411.22mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1978 1958
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Feb 1985–Jan 1989
48-Month
125.66"
(3,191.76mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-2.61"
(-66.30mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1979 1959
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011
Feb 1984–Jan 1989
60-Month
162.71"
(4,132.83mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
2.41"
(61.21mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1988 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/