Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, February 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 2020
1-Month
0.42"
(10.67mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 2006 1970
110th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Jan–Feb 2020
2-Month
1.79"
(45.47mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 2016 1970
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Dec 2019–Feb 2020
3-Month
3.07"
(77.98mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
-0.02"
(-0.51mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1964
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Ties: 1908, 1943
Nov 2019–Feb 2020
4-Month
4.56"
(115.82mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Oct 2019–Feb 2020
5-Month
9.34"
(237.24mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
2.19"
(55.63mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Sep 2019–Feb 2020
6-Month
15.55"
(394.97mm)
10.85"
(275.59mm)
4.70"
(119.38mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
13th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Aug 2019–Feb 2020
7-Month
19.08"
(484.63mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
4.37"
(111.00mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
18th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–Feb 2020
8-Month
22.46"
(570.48mm)
18.59"
(472.19mm)
3.87"
(98.29mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2019–Feb 2020
9-Month
26.37"
(669.80mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
3.18"
(80.77mm)
95th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
May 2019–Feb 2020
10-Month
34.58"
(878.33mm)
27.24"
(691.90mm)
7.34"
(186.43mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Apr 2019–Feb 2020
11-Month
37.61"
(955.29mm)
30.19"
(766.83mm)
7.42"
(188.46mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1994
Mar 2019–Feb 2020
12-Month
39.80"
(1,010.92mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
7.65"
(194.31mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2018 1989
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1994
Sep 2018–Feb 2020
18-Month
60.06"
(1,525.52mm)
43.01"
(1,092.45mm)
17.05"
(433.07mm)
123rd Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1994
Mar 2018–Feb 2020
24-Month
85.94"
(2,182.88mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
21.66"
(550.17mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2017–Feb 2020
36-Month
118.31"
(3,005.07mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
22.02"
(559.30mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2019 1958
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Mar 2016–Feb 2020
48-Month
157.49"
(4,000.25mm)
128.28"
(3,258.31mm)
29.21"
(741.94mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2018 1959
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Mar 2015–Feb 2020
60-Month
199.86"
(5,076.44mm)
160.31"
(4,071.87mm)
39.55"
(1,004.57mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
3rd Wettest Wettest since: 2012 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/