Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 2019

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2019
1-Month
2.19"
(55.63mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2015 1910
45th Wettest Wettest since: 2018 1990
Feb–Mar 2019
2-Month
4.53"
(115.06mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
1.56"
(39.62mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2018 1910
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2007 1951
Jan–Mar 2019
3-Month
5.81"
(147.57mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
1.86"
(47.24mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1968
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 1951
Dec 2018–Mar 2019
4-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
2.86"
(72.64mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 1973
Nov 2018–Mar 2019
5-Month
9.72"
(246.89mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
2.93"
(74.42mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2016 2016
Oct 2018–Mar 2019
6-Month
14.35"
(364.49mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
5.24"
(133.10mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 1932
Sep 2018–Mar 2019
7-Month
22.45"
(570.23mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
9.65"
(245.11mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 2018–Mar 2019
8-Month
28.87"
(733.30mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
12.21"
(310.14mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 2018–Mar 2019
9-Month
32.26"
(819.40mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
11.71"
(297.43mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 2018–Mar 2019
10-Month
39.81"
(1,011.17mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
14.66"
(372.36mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
May 2018–Mar 2019
11-Month
44.51"
(1,130.55mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
15.32"
(389.12mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Apr 2018–Mar 2019
12-Month
46.05"
(1,169.67mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
13.91"
(353.31mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Oct 2017–Mar 2019
18-Month
56.95"
(1,446.53mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
15.67"
(398.02mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2018 1989
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 1994
Apr 2017–Mar 2019
24-Month
78.13"
(1,984.50mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
13.87"
(352.30mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2009
Apr 2016–Mar 2019
36-Month
117.60"
(2,987.04mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
21.30"
(541.02mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2018 1958
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Apr 2015–Mar 2019
48-Month
161.69"
(4,106.93mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
33.42"
(848.87mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2011
Apr 2014–Mar 2019
60-Month
199.83"
(5,075.68mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
39.53"
(1,004.06mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 2011 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/