Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, August 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
August 1973
1-Month
2.74"
(69.60mm)
3.84"
(97.54mm)
-1.10"
(-27.94mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1984
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 2007
Jul–Aug 1973
2-Month
7.96"
(202.18mm)
7.70"
(195.58mm)
0.26"
(6.60mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1971 1947
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1993
Jun–Aug 1973
3-Month
11.45"
(290.83mm)
12.33"
(313.18mm)
-0.88"
(-22.35mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1971 1927
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1993
May–Aug 1973
4-Month
17.49"
(444.25mm)
16.38"
(416.05mm)
1.11"
(28.20mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1971 1936
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1972 1993
Apr–Aug 1973
5-Month
22.12"
(561.85mm)
19.32"
(490.73mm)
2.80"
(71.12mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 1993
Mar–Aug 1973
6-Month
26.09"
(662.69mm)
21.28"
(540.51mm)
4.81"
(122.18mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Feb–Aug 1973
7-Month
27.42"
(696.47mm)
22.29"
(566.17mm)
5.13"
(130.30mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Ties: 2018
Jan–Aug 1973
8-Month
29.15"
(740.41mm)
23.27"
(591.06mm)
5.88"
(149.35mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
11th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Dec 1972–Aug 1973
9-Month
30.88"
(784.35mm)
24.37"
(619.00mm)
6.51"
(165.35mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1972 1988
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Nov 1972–Aug 1973
10-Month
33.16"
(842.26mm)
26.11"
(663.19mm)
7.05"
(179.07mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Oct 1972–Aug 1973
11-Month
36.26"
(921.00mm)
28.42"
(721.87mm)
7.84"
(199.13mm)
119th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 1993
Sep 1972–Aug 1973
12-Month
41.87"
(1,063.50mm)
32.12"
(815.85mm)
9.75"
(247.65mm)
122nd Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 1993
Mar 1972–Aug 1973
18-Month
65.02"
(1,651.51mm)
53.43"
(1,357.12mm)
11.59"
(294.39mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1972 1911
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1993
Sep 1971–Aug 1973
24-Month
77.18"
(1,960.37mm)
64.28"
(1,632.71mm)
12.90"
(327.66mm)
115th Driest Driest since: 1972 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 1993
Sep 1970–Aug 1973
36-Month
108.68"
(2,760.47mm)
96.39"
(2,448.31mm)
12.29"
(312.16mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1944 2010
Sep 1969–Aug 1973
48-Month
136.91"
(3,477.51mm)
128.37"
(3,260.60mm)
8.54"
(216.91mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1972 1936
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2010
Sep 1968–Aug 1973
60-Month
175.41"
(4,455.41mm)
160.37"
(4,073.40mm)
15.04"
(382.01mm)
100th Driest Driest since: 1972 1957
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1946 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Precipitation, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/