Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1997
1-Month
3.37"
(85.60mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
1.08"
(27.43mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1952
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1986 2009
Ties: 1983
Sep–Oct 1997
2-Month
6.48"
(164.59mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1996 1952
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1941
Aug–Oct 1997
3-Month
9.24"
(234.70mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-0.56"
(-14.22mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 1995 1953
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jul–Oct 1997
4-Month
12.19"
(309.63mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-1.47"
(-37.33mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1995 1953, 1976
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jun–Oct 1997
5-Month
16.57"
(420.88mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-1.72"
(-43.69mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
May–Oct 1997
6-Month
20.60"
(523.24mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-1.73"
(-43.94mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1989 1976
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Apr–Oct 1997
7-Month
23.23"
(590.04mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-2.05"
(-52.07mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1989 1988
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Mar–Oct 1997
8-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1994 1988
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Feb–Oct 1997
9-Month
26.23"
(666.24mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1994 1988
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jan–Oct 1997
10-Month
27.19"
(690.63mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-2.04"
(-51.81mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1994 1988
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Dec 1996–Oct 1997
11-Month
28.06"
(712.72mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-2.27"
(-57.66mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1994 1988
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Ties: 1911
Nov 1996–Oct 1997
12-Month
30.71"
(780.03mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-1.36"
(-34.55mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1994 1956
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
May 1996–Oct 1997
18-Month
55.73"
(1,415.54mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1996 1956
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2019
Ties: 1959
Nov 1995–Oct 1997
24-Month
62.95"
(1,598.93mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-1.28"
(-32.51mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1995 1956
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Nov 1994–Oct 1997
36-Month
96.51"
(2,451.35mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
0.17"
(4.31mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1996 1957
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2010
Nov 1993–Oct 1997
48-Month
124.51"
(3,162.55mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-3.85"
(-97.79mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1991 1958
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Nov 1992–Oct 1997
60-Month
176.70"
(4,488.18mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
16.36"
(415.54mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010

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/