Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 2003
1-Month
0.39"
(9.91mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
-0.59"
(-14.98mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1987 1981
112th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1949
Dec 2002–Jan 2003
2-Month
0.63"
(16.00mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
-1.45"
(-36.83mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2003
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2016
Nov 2002–Jan 2003
3-Month
0.85"
(21.59mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-2.97"
(-75.44mm)
1st Driest Driest to Date 2003
125th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1932
Oct 2002–Jan 2003
4-Month
4.43"
(112.52mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.70"
(-43.18mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 2000 1911
99th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1932
Sep 2002–Jan 2003
5-Month
6.14"
(155.96mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-3.69"
(-93.72mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
113th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1932
Ties: 1911
Aug 2002–Jan 2003
6-Month
11.95"
(303.53mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-1.74"
(-44.20mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2001 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2019
Jul 2002–Jan 2003
7-Month
16.19"
(411.23mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2002–Jan 2003
8-Month
19.70"
(500.38mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-2.48"
(-62.99mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 2002 1977
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2001 2019
May 2002–Jan 2003
9-Month
23.80"
(604.52mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-2.42"
(-61.47mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 2000 1977
89th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1994
Ties: 1949
Apr 2002–Jan 2003
10-Month
27.42"
(696.47mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-1.75"
(-44.45mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1998 1911
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1994
Mar 2002–Jan 2003
11-Month
28.58"
(725.93mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-2.56"
(-65.03mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1998 1911
84th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1994
Feb 2002–Jan 2003
12-Month
29.47"
(748.54mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-2.68"
(-68.07mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1998 1911
87th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 1994
Aug 2001–Jan 2003
18-Month
41.75"
(1,060.45mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-4.11"
(-104.39mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 2001 1957
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 2001–Jan 2003
24-Month
63.04"
(1,601.22mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 2001 1990
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2020
Feb 2000–Jan 2003
36-Month
93.46"
(2,373.88mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-2.83"
(-71.89mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1991 1958
80th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Feb 1999–Jan 2003
48-Month
125.18"
(3,179.57mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
-3.09"
(-78.49mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1998 1959
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Feb 1998–Jan 2003
60-Month
164.99"
(4,190.75mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 2002 1957
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2000 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/