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
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 2020
1-Month
0.43"
(10.92mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
-0.59"
(-14.99mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 2006 1970
111th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Jan–Feb 2020
2-Month
1.84"
(46.74mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
-0.15"
(-3.81mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 2016 1970
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1915
Dec 2019–Feb 2020
3-Month
3.12"
(79.25mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 2018 1964
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Nov 2019–Feb 2020
4-Month
4.61"
(117.09mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
-0.23"
(-5.85mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Oct 2019–Feb 2020
5-Month
9.39"
(238.51mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
2.24"
(56.90mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Sep 2019–Feb 2020
6-Month
15.60"
(396.24mm)
10.85"
(275.59mm)
4.75"
(120.65mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Aug 2019–Feb 2020
7-Month
19.13"
(485.90mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
4.42"
(112.27mm)
111th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–Feb 2020
8-Month
22.51"
(571.75mm)
18.59"
(472.19mm)
3.92"
(99.56mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jun 2019–Feb 2020
9-Month
26.42"
(671.07mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
May 2019–Feb 2020
10-Month
34.63"
(879.60mm)
27.24"
(691.90mm)
7.39"
(187.70mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Apr 2019–Feb 2020
11-Month
37.66"
(956.56mm)
30.19"
(766.83mm)
7.47"
(189.73mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 2018 1977
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1994
Mar 2019–Feb 2020
12-Month
39.85"
(1,012.19mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
7.70"
(195.58mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1989
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1994
Sep 2018–Feb 2020
18-Month
60.11"
(1,526.79mm)
43.01"
(1,092.45mm)
17.10"
(434.34mm)
125th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
2nd Wettest Wettest since: 1994 1994
Mar 2018–Feb 2020
24-Month
85.99"
(2,184.15mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
21.71"
(551.44mm)
126th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Mar 2017–Feb 2020
36-Month
118.36"
(3,006.34mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
22.07"
(560.57mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2019 1958
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Mar 2016–Feb 2020
48-Month
157.54"
(4,001.52mm)
128.28"
(3,258.31mm)
29.26"
(743.21mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1959
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Mar 2015–Feb 2020
60-Month
199.91"
(5,077.71mm)
160.31"
(4,071.87mm)
39.60"
(1,005.84mm)
121st 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 2022, retrieved on May 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/