NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (KCRG) - 2018 has been a very wet year, and we'll likely add to this with more moderate to locally heavy rainfall just after Christmas.
Yearly precipitation rain includes melted snow, and northern Iowa received record snowfall this past spring. With that kind of start and a seasonably wet summer, the record wet fall was really what pushed these numbers to incredible levels.
New Hampton has gotten 65.12” so far this year. This beats the numbers from 2016 and 1993 significantly, mainly due to the very wet fall.
In addition, Independence also experienced a record wet 2018, breaking the 1993 record by ten inches.