Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1998
1-Month
4.83"
(122.68mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
2.54"
(64.51mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2009
Sep–Oct 1998
2-Month
6.89"
(175.01mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
0.93"
(23.63mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1997 1952
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1941
Aug–Oct 1998
3-Month
11.90"
(302.26mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
2.10"
(53.34mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 1997 1953
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2018
Ties: 1911
Jul–Oct 1998
4-Month
15.06"
(382.52mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1997 1953, 1976
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jun–Oct 1998
5-Month
22.97"
(583.44mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
4.68"
(118.87mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
May–Oct 1998
6-Month
27.27"
(692.66mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
4.94"
(125.48mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Apr–Oct 1998
7-Month
31.21"
(792.73mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
5.93"
(150.62mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1997 1988
17th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Mar–Oct 1998
8-Month
34.86"
(885.44mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
7.63"
(193.80mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1997 1988
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Feb–Oct 1998
9-Month
36.49"
(926.85mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
8.24"
(209.30mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1997 1988
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jan–Oct 1998
10-Month
37.54"
(953.52mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
8.31"
(211.08mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1997 1988
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Dec 1997–Oct 1998
11-Month
38.54"
(978.92mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
8.21"
(208.54mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1997 1988
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Nov 1997–Oct 1998
12-Month
39.56"
(1,004.82mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
7.49"
(190.24mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
May 1997–Oct 1998
18-Month
60.16"
(1,528.06mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
5.69"
(144.52mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2019
Nov 1996–Oct 1998
24-Month
70.27"
(1,784.86mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
6.04"
(153.42mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1993
Nov 1995–Oct 1998
36-Month
102.51"
(2,603.75mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
6.17"
(156.71mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2010
Nov 1994–Oct 1998
48-Month
136.07"
(3,456.18mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
7.71"
(195.84mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1958
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Nov 1993–Oct 1998
60-Month
164.07"
(4,167.38mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
3.73"
(94.74mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2021, retrieved on July 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/