Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, December 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
December 2008
1-Month
1.88"
(47.75mm)
1.11"
(28.19mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2005 2002
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2015
Nov–Dec 2008
2-Month
3.60"
(91.44mm)
2.87"
(72.90mm)
0.73"
(18.54mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1976
34th Wettest Wettest since: 2006 2015
Oct–Dec 2008
3-Month
6.86"
(174.24mm)
5.16"
(131.06mm)
1.70"
(43.18mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2006 1910
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1918, 1998
Sep–Dec 2008
4-Month
11.02"
(279.91mm)
8.83"
(224.28mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2007 1939, 1976
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1992 1931
Ties: 1902
Aug–Dec 2008
5-Month
12.98"
(329.69mm)
12.67"
(321.82mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 2005 1976
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2018
Ties: 1903
Jul–Dec 2008
6-Month
18.86"
(479.04mm)
16.52"
(419.61mm)
2.34"
(59.43mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2006 1976
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2018
Jun–Dec 2008
7-Month
27.74"
(704.60mm)
21.15"
(537.21mm)
6.59"
(167.39mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2007 1976
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2018
May–Dec 2008
8-Month
33.41"
(848.61mm)
25.20"
(640.08mm)
8.21"
(208.53mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2007 1976
7th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Apr–Dec 2008
9-Month
39.27"
(997.46mm)
28.15"
(715.01mm)
11.12"
(282.45mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2007 1910
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Mar–Dec 2008
10-Month
40.53"
(1,029.46mm)
30.10"
(764.54mm)
10.43"
(264.92mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2007 1910
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Feb–Dec 2008
11-Month
42.24"
(1,072.90mm)
31.12"
(790.45mm)
11.12"
(282.45mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2007 1910
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jan–Dec 2008
12-Month
42.92"
(1,090.17mm)
32.09"
(815.09mm)
10.83"
(275.08mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2007 1910
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Ties: 1973
Jul 2007–Dec 2008
18-Month
66.58"
(1,691.13mm)
48.69"
(1,236.73mm)
17.89"
(454.40mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1993 1993
Jan 2007–Dec 2008
24-Month
85.33"
(2,167.38mm)
64.24"
(1,631.70mm)
21.09"
(535.68mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2007 1989
2nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jan 2006–Dec 2008
36-Month
117.73"
(2,990.34mm)
96.36"
(2,447.54mm)
21.37"
(542.80mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2007 1957
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1993 2010
Jan 2005–Dec 2008
48-Month
147.57"
(3,748.28mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
19.20"
(487.68mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 2007 1958
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2010
Jan 2004–Dec 2008
60-Month
182.98"
(4,647.69mm)
160.36"
(4,073.14mm)
22.62"
(574.55mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2007 1956
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 18, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/