Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 1998
1-Month
0.42"
(10.67mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1995 2002
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2015
Nov–Dec 1998
2-Month
2.03"
(51.56mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
-0.84"
(-21.34mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2015
Oct–Dec 1998
3-Month
6.86"
(174.24mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1931
Ties: 1918, 2008
Sep–Dec 1998
4-Month
8.92"
(226.57mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
0.09"
(2.29mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1997 1939, 1976
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 1931
Aug–Dec 1998
5-Month
13.93"
(353.82mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
1.26"
(32.00mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2018
Jul–Dec 1998
6-Month
17.09"
(434.09mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
0.57"
(14.48mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2018
Jun–Dec 1998
7-Month
25.00"
(635.00mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
3.85"
(97.79mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2018
May–Dec 1998
8-Month
29.30"
(744.22mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
4.10"
(104.14mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1997 1976
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Apr–Dec 1998
9-Month
33.24"
(844.30mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
5.09"
(129.29mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Mar–Dec 1998
10-Month
36.89"
(937.01mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Feb–Dec 1998
11-Month
38.52"
(978.41mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
7.40"
(187.96mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jan–Dec 1998
12-Month
39.57"
(1,005.08mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
7.48"
(189.99mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1997 1910
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jul 1997–Dec 1998
18-Month
53.78"
(1,366.01mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
5.09"
(129.28mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1997 1956
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1993
Jan 1997–Dec 1998
24-Month
68.78"
(1,747.01mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
4.54"
(115.31mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1997 1989
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2019
Jan 1996–Dec 1998
36-Month
102.44"
(2,601.98mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
6.08"
(154.44mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1997 1957
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2010
Jan 1995–Dec 1998
48-Month
134.70"
(3,421.38mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
6.33"
(160.78mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1997 1958
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1996 2010
Jan 1994–Dec 1998
60-Month
164.25"
(4,171.95mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
3.89"
(98.81mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1992 1956
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1997 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/