Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, October 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
October 1949
1-Month
1.92"
(48.77mm)
2.29"
(58.17mm)
-0.37"
(-9.40mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1948 1952
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2009
Ties: 1948, 1989
Sep–Oct 1949
2-Month
5.12"
(130.05mm)
5.96"
(151.38mm)
-0.84"
(-21.33mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1948 1952
81st Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1941
Aug–Oct 1949
3-Month
7.41"
(188.21mm)
9.80"
(248.92mm)
-2.39"
(-60.71mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1948 1953
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2018
Jul–Oct 1949
4-Month
10.97"
(278.64mm)
13.66"
(346.96mm)
-2.69"
(-68.32mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1948 1953, 1976
97th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 1993
Jun–Oct 1949
5-Month
16.52"
(419.61mm)
18.29"
(464.57mm)
-1.77"
(-44.96mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1976
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
May–Oct 1949
6-Month
19.19"
(487.43mm)
22.33"
(567.18mm)
-3.14"
(-79.75mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1948 1976
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Apr–Oct 1949
7-Month
20.50"
(520.70mm)
25.28"
(642.11mm)
-4.78"
(-121.41mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1948 1988
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Mar–Oct 1949
8-Month
22.98"
(583.69mm)
27.23"
(691.64mm)
-4.25"
(-107.95mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1948 1988
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Feb–Oct 1949
9-Month
23.87"
(606.30mm)
28.25"
(717.55mm)
-4.38"
(-111.25mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1948 1988
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Jan–Oct 1949
10-Month
26.57"
(674.88mm)
29.23"
(742.44mm)
-2.66"
(-67.56mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1948 1988
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Dec 1948–Oct 1949
11-Month
28.25"
(717.55mm)
30.33"
(770.38mm)
-2.08"
(-52.83mm)
41st Driest Driest since: 1948 1988
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
Nov 1948–Oct 1949
12-Month
30.97"
(786.64mm)
32.07"
(814.58mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1956
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 1993
May 1948–Oct 1949
18-Month
47.67"
(1,210.82mm)
54.47"
(1,383.54mm)
-6.80"
(-172.72mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Nov 1947–Oct 1949
24-Month
58.42"
(1,483.87mm)
64.23"
(1,631.44mm)
-5.81"
(-147.57mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1940 1956
103rd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 1993
Nov 1946–Oct 1949
36-Month
91.88"
(2,333.75mm)
96.34"
(2,447.04mm)
-4.46"
(-113.29mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2010
Nov 1945–Oct 1949
48-Month
127.63"
(3,241.80mm)
128.36"
(3,260.34mm)
-0.73"
(-18.54mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2010
Nov 1944–Oct 1949
60-Month
161.51"
(4,102.35mm)
160.34"
(4,072.64mm)
1.17"
(29.71mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1943 1956
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2010

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on July 5, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/