Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, January 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1898
1-Month
1.56"
(39.62mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
0.58"
(14.73mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1896 1981
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1949
Ties: 2017
Dec 1897–Jan 1898
2-Month
3.18"
(80.77mm)
2.08"
(52.83mm)
1.10"
(27.94mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1897 2003
14th Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Nov 1897–Jan 1898
3-Month
3.81"
(96.77mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1896 2003
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1932
Ties: 2011
Oct 1897–Jan 1898
4-Month
4.83"
(122.68mm)
6.13"
(155.70mm)
-1.30"
(-33.02mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1896 1911
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1932
Sep 1897–Jan 1898
5-Month
6.80"
(172.72mm)
9.83"
(249.68mm)
-3.03"
(-76.96mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1932
Aug 1897–Jan 1898
6-Month
8.85"
(224.79mm)
13.69"
(347.73mm)
-4.84"
(-122.94mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Ties: 2014
Jul 1897–Jan 1898
7-Month
12.02"
(305.31mm)
17.57"
(446.28mm)
-5.55"
(-140.97mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Jun 1897–Jan 1898
8-Month
15.92"
(404.37mm)
22.18"
(563.37mm)
-6.26"
(-159.00mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
May 1897–Jan 1898
9-Month
17.81"
(452.37mm)
26.22"
(665.99mm)
-8.41"
(-213.62mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1898 1977
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1994
Apr 1897–Jan 1898
10-Month
22.77"
(578.36mm)
29.17"
(740.92mm)
-6.40"
(-162.56mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1898 1911
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1994
Mar 1897–Jan 1898
11-Month
25.06"
(636.52mm)
31.14"
(790.96mm)
-6.08"
(-154.44mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1898 1911
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1994
Feb 1897–Jan 1898
12-Month
25.94"
(658.88mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-6.21"
(-157.73mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1898 1911
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 1994
Aug 1896–Jan 1898
18-Month
41.03"
(1,042.16mm)
45.86"
(1,164.84mm)
-4.83"
(-122.68mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1898 1957
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1898
24-Month
64.09"
(1,627.89mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-0.19"
(-4.82mm)
61st Driest Driest since: 1898 1990
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2020
Ties: 1905
Feb 1895–Jan 1898
36-Month
90.04"
(2,287.02mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-6.25"
(-158.75mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1898 1958
100th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/