Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, February 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
February 1972
1-Month
0.71"
(18.03mm)
1.02"
(25.91mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1970 1970
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Jan–Feb 1972
2-Month
1.18"
(29.97mm)
1.99"
(50.55mm)
-0.81"
(-20.58mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1970 1970
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1915
Ties: 1958
Dec 1971–Feb 1972
3-Month
3.05"
(77.47mm)
3.09"
(78.49mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1964
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2016
Nov 1971–Feb 1972
4-Month
6.13"
(155.70mm)
4.84"
(122.94mm)
1.29"
(32.76mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932
Oct 1971–Feb 1972
5-Month
9.74"
(247.40mm)
7.15"
(181.61mm)
2.59"
(65.79mm)
109th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932
Sep 1971–Feb 1972
6-Month
12.16"
(308.86mm)
10.85"
(275.59mm)
1.31"
(33.27mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1932
Aug 1971–Feb 1972
7-Month
13.40"
(340.36mm)
14.71"
(373.63mm)
-1.31"
(-33.27mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1970 1977
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jul 1971–Feb 1972
8-Month
16.83"
(427.48mm)
18.59"
(472.19mm)
-1.76"
(-44.71mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1971–Feb 1972
9-Month
21.33"
(541.78mm)
23.19"
(589.03mm)
-1.86"
(-47.25mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1967 1977
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
May 1971–Feb 1972
10-Month
24.90"
(632.46mm)
27.24"
(691.90mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1968 1977
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Apr 1971–Feb 1972
11-Month
26.27"
(667.26mm)
30.19"
(766.83mm)
-3.92"
(-99.57mm)
22nd Driest Driest since: 1967 1977
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Mar 1971–Feb 1972
12-Month
27.18"
(690.37mm)
32.15"
(816.61mm)
-4.97"
(-126.24mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1967 1989
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Sep 1970–Feb 1972
18-Month
43.66"
(1,108.96mm)
43.01"
(1,092.45mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1969 1957
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 1994
Mar 1970–Feb 1972
24-Month
63.77"
(1,619.76mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
-0.51"
(-12.95mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2020
Mar 1969–Feb 1972
36-Month
96.24"
(2,444.50mm)
96.29"
(2,445.77mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Mar 1968–Feb 1972
48-Month
130.99"
(3,327.15mm)
128.28"
(3,258.31mm)
2.71"
(68.84mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1970 1959
51st Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Mar 1967–Feb 1972
60-Month
160.20"
(4,069.08mm)
160.31"
(4,071.87mm)
-0.11"
(-2.79mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on September 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/