Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 2013

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2013
1-Month
2.78"
(70.61mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
0.49"
(12.44mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 2011 1952
51st Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2009
Sep–Oct 2013
2-Month
4.72"
(119.89mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-1.24"
(-31.49mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 2012 1952
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1941
Aug–Oct 2013
3-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-3.59"
(-91.19mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 2011 1953
116th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2018
Jul–Oct 2013
4-Month
7.95"
(201.93mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-5.71"
(-145.03mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1976 1953, 1976
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 1993
Jun–Oct 2013
5-Month
12.84"
(326.14mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-5.45"
(-138.43mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 2012 1976
119th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1993
May–Oct 2013
6-Month
21.49"
(545.85mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 2012 1976
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Apr–Oct 2013
7-Month
27.92"
(709.17mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
2.64"
(67.06mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2012 1988
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Mar–Oct 2013
8-Month
30.01"
(762.25mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
2.78"
(70.61mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2012 1988
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Feb–Oct 2013
9-Month
31.28"
(794.51mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
3.03"
(76.96mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2012 1988
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Ties: 1969
Jan–Oct 2013
10-Month
32.23"
(818.64mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
3.00"
(76.20mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 2012 1988
39th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Dec 2012–Oct 2013
11-Month
33.76"
(857.50mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
3.43"
(87.12mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 2012 1988
37th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Nov 2012–Oct 2013
12-Month
34.81"
(884.17mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
40th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
May 2012–Oct 2013
18-Month
49.78"
(1,264.41mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-4.69"
(-119.13mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
97th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Nov 2011–Oct 2013
24-Month
62.00"
(1,574.80mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-2.23"
(-56.64mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 2012 1956
75th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1993
Nov 2010–Oct 2013
36-Month
92.54"
(2,350.52mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-3.80"
(-96.52mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 2005 1957
85th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2010
Nov 2009–Oct 2013
48-Month
137.45"
(3,491.23mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
9.09"
(230.89mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2006 1958
27th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2010
Nov 2008–Oct 2013
60-Month
176.47"
(4,482.34mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
16.13"
(409.70mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2007 1956
19th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/