Manchester Ends Year with 49 Inches of Precipitation

It was another wild year for weather in eastern Iowa in 2019.

Manchester received nearly 49 inches of precipitation throughout the year, with most of it coming in May, September and October. We saw over seven inches of precipitation in each of those three months.

State Climatologist Justin Glisan says the timing of those wet months obviously did not work out well in a state that depends on agriculture.

Statewide, the average precipitation for the year was a little lower than Manchester’s average at nearly 42 inches – but still high enough to rank in the top ten in the state’s history of record keeping.

Glisan says as for temperature, the overall average for the year in Iowa wasn’t too far from the norm.

Last year in Manchester, we hit our highest temperature of the year at 92 degrees on June 30th. We dipped down to our lowest temperature of the year at 35-below-zero on January 30th.


photo courtesy of Theola Johnson