Iowa January Precipitation by Year

This page is a list of the average statewide precipitation in the month of January in Iowa for each year from 1895–2023. It is a statewide average over the entire territory of the state, based on data from the NOAA.
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What Was the Rainiest January in Iowa History?
1949 was the wettest January in Iowa history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 2.70 inches.
What Was the Driest January in Iowa History?
1981 was the driest January in Iowa history with an average monthly statewide precipitation of 0.10 inches.
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Year Rank Precipitation (in)
2023 6 1.92
2022 76 0.80
2021 37 1.26
2020 28 1.41
2019 36 1.28
2018 48 1.02
2017 20 1.56
2016 96 0.59
2015 100 0.52
2014 111 0.43
2013 57 0.95
2012 98 0.57
2011 58 0.94
2010 32 1.30
2009 88 0.68
2008 89 0.68
2007 60 0.91
2006 51 0.99
2005 30 1.31
2004 54 0.96
2003 115 0.39
2002 113 0.40
2001 27 1.42
2000 83 0.73
1999 34 1.29
1998 47 1.05
1997 55 0.96
1996 9 1.84
1995 72 0.82
1994 46 1.06
1993 40 1.18
1992 50 1.00
1991 77 0.77
1990 64 0.88
1989 59 0.92
1988 80 0.76
1987 118 0.32
1986 127 0.22
1985 92 0.64
1984 102 0.51
1983 86 0.70
1982 11 1.78
1981 129 0.10
1980 33 1.30
1979 16 1.66
1978 97 0.59
1977 103 0.50
1976 126 0.23
1975 23 1.53
1974 38 1.21
1973 13 1.73
1972 108 0.47
1971 44 1.09
1970 120 0.27
1969 12 1.77
1968 94 0.62
1967 41 1.17
1966 56 0.96
1965 29 1.38
1964 114 0.40
1963 91 0.65
1962 93 0.64
1961 121 0.27
1960 4 2.19
1959 78 0.77
1958 87 0.70
1957 99 0.56
1956 109 0.45
1955 61 0.90
1954 124 0.24
1953 82 0.74
1952 31 1.31
1951 95 0.61
1950 25 1.50
1949 1 2.70
1948 116 0.38
1947 26 1.43
1946 10 1.79
1945 90 0.67
1944 45 1.07
1943 79 0.77
1942 84 0.73
1941 14 1.69
1940 73 0.81
1939 66 0.86
1938 43 1.10
1937 3 2.24
1936 17 1.66
1935 42 1.13
1934 70 0.84
1933 62 0.90
1932 7 1.89
1931 104 0.50
1930 35 1.29
1929 5 2.01
1928 128 0.16
1927 119 0.29
1926 49 1.01
1925 117 0.36
1924 81 0.76
1923 74 0.81
1922 71 0.84
1921 106 0.48
1920 112 0.43
1919 125 0.24
1918 52 0.98
1917 69 0.85
1916 2 2.46
1915 18 1.63
1914 67 0.86
1913 75 0.81
1912 101 0.52
1911 65 0.87
1910 19 1.59
1909 15 1.67
1908 110 0.45
1907 24 1.53
1906 22 1.54
1905 53 0.97
1904 39 1.19
1903 122 0.25
1902 63 0.89
1901 85 0.71
1900 105 0.50
1899 123 0.25
1898 21 1.56
1897 8 1.85
1896 107 0.48
1895 68 0.86