Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1997
1-Month
0.96"
(24.38mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1995 1981
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1949
Ties: 1966, 2004
Dec 1996–Jan 1997
2-Month
1.83"
(46.48mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1994 2003
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2016
Ties: 1914, 1948
Nov 1996–Jan 1997
3-Month
4.48"
(113.79mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
0.66"
(16.76mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1996 2003
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1932
Ties: 1903
Oct 1996–Jan 1997
4-Month
7.22"
(183.39mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1996 1911
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1932
Sep 1996–Jan 1997
5-Month
10.10"
(256.54mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1932
Aug 1996–Jan 1997
6-Month
13.89"
(352.81mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
0.20"
(5.08mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2019
Jul 1996–Jan 1997
7-Month
17.09"
(434.09mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1955, 1981
Jun 1996–Jan 1997
8-Month
22.16"
(562.86mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
May 1996–Jan 1997
9-Month
29.50"
(749.30mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
3.28"
(83.31mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1996 1977
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1994
Apr 1996–Jan 1997
10-Month
31.13"
(790.70mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1996 1911
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1994
Mar 1996–Jan 1997
11-Month
32.51"
(825.75mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
1.37"
(34.79mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1995 1911
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1994
Feb 1996–Jan 1997
12-Month
32.78"
(832.61mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
0.63"
(16.00mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1995 1911
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1994
Aug 1995–Jan 1997
18-Month
45.20"
(1,148.08mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-0.66"
(-16.76mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2020
Feb 1995–Jan 1997
24-Month
66.06"
(1,677.92mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
1.78"
(45.21mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1996 1990
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2020
Feb 1994–Jan 1997
36-Month
95.37"
(2,422.40mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-0.92"
(-23.37mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1991 1958
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Feb 1993–Jan 1997
48-Month
143.13"
(3,635.50mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
14.86"
(377.44mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1993 1959
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011
Feb 1992–Jan 1997
60-Month
179.52"
(4,559.81mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
19.22"
(488.19mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1993 1957
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 18, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/