Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 2016
1-Month
2.01"
(51.05mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 2009
Sep–Oct 2016
2-Month
8.13"
(206.50mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
2.17"
(55.12mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2015 1952
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1986 1941
Aug–Oct 2016
3-Month
14.27"
(362.46mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
4.47"
(113.54mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1953
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 2018
Jul–Oct 2016
4-Month
20.19"
(512.83mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
6.53"
(165.87mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2015 1953, 1976
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1993
Jun–Oct 2016
5-Month
23.89"
(606.81mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
5.60"
(142.24mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2015 1976
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1993
May–Oct 2016
6-Month
28.25"
(717.55mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
5.92"
(150.37mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2015 1976
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1993
Apr–Oct 2016
7-Month
31.44"
(798.58mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
6.16"
(156.47mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2013 1988
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 1993
Mar–Oct 2016
8-Month
33.72"
(856.49mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
6.49"
(164.85mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 2015 1988
16th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1993
Feb–Oct 2016
9-Month
34.60"
(878.84mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
6.35"
(161.29mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1988
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1993
Jan–Oct 2016
10-Month
35.19"
(893.83mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
5.96"
(151.39mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2015 1988
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2014 1993
Dec 2015–Oct 2016
11-Month
39.90"
(1,013.46mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
9.57"
(243.08mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1988
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Nov 2015–Oct 2016
12-Month
43.98"
(1,117.09mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
11.91"
(302.51mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
May 2015–Oct 2016
18-Month
72.16"
(1,832.86mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
17.69"
(449.32mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2019
Nov 2014–Oct 2016
24-Month
79.58"
(2,021.33mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
15.35"
(389.89mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 1993
Nov 2013–Oct 2016
36-Month
118.62"
(3,012.95mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
22.28"
(565.91mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1957
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2010 2010
Nov 2012–Oct 2016
48-Month
153.43"
(3,897.12mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
25.07"
(636.78mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2015 1958
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2010
Nov 2011–Oct 2016
60-Month
180.62"
(4,587.75mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
20.28"
(515.11mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 2015 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published December 2019, retrieved on December 15, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/