Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1997
1-Month
1.00"
(25.40mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1996 2002
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2015
Nov–Dec 1997
2-Month
2.02"
(51.31mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.85"
(-21.59mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1993 1976
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Oct–Dec 1997
3-Month
5.39"
(136.91mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1995 1910
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1931
Sep–Dec 1997
4-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
-0.33"
(-8.38mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1995 1939, 1976
64th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1931
Aug–Dec 1997
5-Month
11.26"
(286.00mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
-1.41"
(-35.82mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jul–Dec 1997
6-Month
14.21"
(360.93mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
-2.31"
(-58.68mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Jun–Dec 1997
7-Month
18.59"
(472.19mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
-2.56"
(-65.02mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1995 1976
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2018
Ties: 1898
May–Dec 1997
8-Month
22.62"
(574.55mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
-2.58"
(-65.53mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1976
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Apr–Dec 1997
9-Month
25.25"
(641.35mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
-2.90"
(-73.66mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Ties: 1922
Mar–Dec 1997
10-Month
26.57"
(674.88mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
-3.53"
(-89.66mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Feb–Dec 1997
11-Month
28.25"
(717.55mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jan–Dec 1997
12-Month
29.21"
(741.93mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
-2.88"
(-73.16mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1989 1910
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jul 1996–Dec 1997
18-Month
45.34"
(1,151.64mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
-3.35"
(-85.09mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1989 1956
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1993
Jan 1996–Dec 1997
24-Month
62.87"
(1,596.90mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
-1.37"
(-34.80mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1995 1989
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2008
Jan 1995–Dec 1997
36-Month
95.13"
(2,416.30mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
-1.23"
(-31.24mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Jan 1994–Dec 1997
48-Month
124.68"
(3,166.87mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
-3.69"
(-93.73mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1991 1958
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Jan 1993–Dec 1997
60-Month
172.56"
(4,383.02mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
12.20"
(309.88mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 12, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/