Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, March 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
March 2020
1-Month
2.90"
(73.66mm)
1.96"
(49.78mm)
0.94"
(23.88mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 2019 1910
21st Wettest Wettest since: 2009 1990
Feb–Mar 2020
2-Month
3.33"
(84.58mm)
2.97"
(75.44mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 2016 1910
49th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1951
Ties: 1971
Jan–Mar 2020
3-Month
4.70"
(119.38mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2016 1968
36th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1951
Dec 2019–Mar 2020
4-Month
5.98"
(151.89mm)
5.05"
(128.27mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
35th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1973
Ties: 1992
Nov 2019–Mar 2020
5-Month
7.47"
(189.74mm)
6.79"
(172.47mm)
0.68"
(17.27mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2016
Oct 2019–Mar 2020
6-Month
12.25"
(311.15mm)
9.11"
(231.39mm)
3.14"
(79.76mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1932
Sep 2019–Mar 2020
7-Month
18.46"
(468.88mm)
12.80"
(325.12mm)
5.66"
(143.76mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1940
7th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Aug 2019–Mar 2020
8-Month
21.99"
(558.55mm)
16.66"
(423.16mm)
5.33"
(135.39mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
11th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Jul 2019–Mar 2020
9-Month
25.37"
(644.40mm)
20.55"
(521.97mm)
4.82"
(122.43mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 2018 1918
17th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Ties: 1916
Jun 2019–Mar 2020
10-Month
29.28"
(743.71mm)
25.15"
(638.81mm)
4.13"
(104.90mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
25th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
May 2019–Mar 2020
11-Month
37.49"
(952.25mm)
29.19"
(741.43mm)
8.30"
(210.82mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Apr 2019–Mar 2020
12-Month
40.52"
(1,029.21mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
8.38"
(212.85mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 2018 1956
10th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2019
Oct 2018–Mar 2020
18-Month
54.87"
(1,393.70mm)
41.28"
(1,048.51mm)
13.59"
(345.19mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2018 1989
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 1994
Apr 2018–Mar 2020
24-Month
86.57"
(2,198.88mm)
64.26"
(1,632.20mm)
22.31"
(566.68mm)
124th Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Apr 2017–Mar 2020
36-Month
118.65"
(3,013.71mm)
96.30"
(2,446.02mm)
22.35"
(567.69mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2019 1958
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2017 2011
Apr 2016–Mar 2020
48-Month
158.12"
(4,016.25mm)
128.27"
(3,258.06mm)
29.85"
(758.19mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 2018 1957
4th Wettest Wettest since: 2019 2011
Apr 2015–Mar 2020
60-Month
202.21"
(5,136.13mm)
160.30"
(4,071.62mm)
41.91"
(1,064.51mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2019 1957
1st Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 12, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/