Dry Spell Comes to an End

 UPDATED THROUGH SEP. 22.
 
It rained Sep. 20th at Burlington (0.03"), Cedar Rapids (0.04") and Moline (0.08") bringing an 
end to the long stretch of dry weather for those sites!
On Sep. 21st, Iowa City received 0.04" of rain, ending the dry stretch there.
As of 4:01 am Sep. 22, 0.16 of an inch of rain has fallen in Dubuque.  This marks the first time 
measurable rain has fallen at Dubuque since Aug. 28, ending the 24-day dry streak. (A trace of  
rain fell in Dubuque on Sep. 15.)
Below are lists of "dry" spells at these locations and how they rank.
They may or may not include trace amounts.  The "End Date" is the last day of the run. 
--------------------
 Moline Area *
 Consecutive Days
 Precipitation <= 0.00"
 Years: 1871-2009
--------------------
 
 Rank  Days   End Date
   1   45   11/15/1952
   2   40    1/23/1944
   3   36   11/21/1999
   4   35    1/ 6/1940
   5   32    9/17/1893
   6   30   12/10/1904
   7   29    2/ 5/1919
   8   28    7/10/1989
       28    9/23/1979
       28    1/19/1954
       28    8/24/1947
  12   27   12/ 8/1903
  13   26   11/17/2007
       26    3/31/1958
       26   10/31/1944
  16   25   11/ 1/1964
       25   10/24/1956
       25   11/ 7/1915
       25    9/26/1908
       25    8/ 3/1886
  21   24   11/11/1993
       24    1/17/1933
       24    7/27/1901
       24   11/ 4/1897
       24    8/22/1895
       24    9/ 9/1888
  27   23    9/19/2009
       23   12/17/2002
       23    3/10/1988
       23    4/11/1971
       23    6/22/1933
       23   10/ 9/1897
  33   22   12/31/1986
       22   10/14/1980
       22   10/13/1957
       22   11/18/1953
       22   10/11/1938
       22    4/ 5/1918
       22   11/ 5/1895
       22    6/14/1894
       22    8/12/1881
       22    8/11/1873
  43   21   11/25/1976
       21    1/ 7/1964
       21    9/10/1960
       21   10/24/1953
       21    9/ 2/1953
       21   10/ 4/1949
       21    8/ 7/1920
       21   11/ 7/1914
       21    2/28/1907
       21   12/19/1905
       21    1/19/1902
       21    9/ 8/1901
       21    8/10/1894
       21    4/ 5/1885
       21   11/ 7/1879
       21    2/21/1877
       21    2/26/1872
  60   20    1/24/2003
       20    3/24/1981
       20    9/ 3/1971
       20   12/30/1947
       20    7/19/1936
       20   10/19/1934
       20    3/ 6/1933
       20   11/27/1925
       20    2/19/1913
       20    3/18/1910
       20   11/21/1908
       20    1/10/1898
       20   11/ 6/1891
       20    4/16/1887
  74   19    9/13/2002
       19   11/29/1998
       19    9/ 5/1995
       19    1/16/1988
       19    1/23/1986
       19   12/ 5/1969
       19   11/10/1965
       19   11/27/1943
       19    9/10/1939
       19    9/ 9/1937
       19   11/24/1933
       19    2/26/1931
       19    7/25/1930
       19   10/31/1927
       19    2/20/1922
       19    8/ 1/1905
       19    3/ 8/1901
       19    2/26/1895
       19    7/19/1894
       19    7/27/1893
  94   18    8/30/2003
       18    9/11/1999
       18    3/27/1999
       18    2/22/1977
       18    1/18/1958
       18   12/24/1936
       18    4/10/1930
       18   10/27/1924
       18    3/ 2/1920
       18    1/ 3/1913
       18   11/19/1907
       18   11/ 8/1904
       18    1/ 5/1900
       18   10/13/1892
       18    8/ 7/1883
       18    3/24/1883
 110   17    9/14/2004
       17    2/ 8/1993
       17    9/12/1967
       17   11/ 7/1958
       17    4/24/1956
       17    2/12/1952
       17   10/25/1950
       17    4/ 5/1943
       17   11/24/1938
       17   12/ 2/1932
       17    2/ 5/1931
       17    3/ 2/1923
       17    1/12/1921
       17   11/30/1912
       17    1/31/1912
       17   11/22/1905
       17   10/ 9/1899
       17   10/28/1896
       17   11/21/1884
       17    9/ 5/1883
       17    2/20/1873
--------------------
 Dubuque Area **
 Consecutive Days
 Precipitation <= 0.00"
 Years: 1896-2009
--------------------
 
 Rank  Days   End Date
   1   54   11/15/1952
   2   35   10/31/1964
   3   31   11/ 7/1950
   4   30   11/17/2007
   5   27    8/23/1947
       27   12/ 4/1943
       27    2/ 2/1919
   8   26    3/31/1958
       26    1/17/1954
       26    3/17/1933
       26   11/10/1903
  12   25    6/17/1988
       25    9/ 3/1969
       25   12/31/1913
  15   24    9/21/2009
       24   11/22/1999
       24   10/29/1944
       24    1/17/1933
       24    3/ 6/1931
       24    3/25/1910
  21   23   11/18/1953
       23    8/26/1931
       23   11/ 9/1915
       23    3/21/1911
       23    4/17/1899
       23   10/ 9/1897
  27   22    2/ 8/2009
       22    2/17/1996
       22   10/13/1957
       22    2/ 8/1942
       22   12/ 2/1932
       22    9/ 3/1929
  33   21    1/15/2002
       21   10/ 4/1989
       21    2/20/1987
       21    1/ 7/1964
       21   11/22/1954
       21    1/ 4/1944
       21    6/20/1933
       21    5/ 2/1913
       21    2/20/1913
       21    8/ 8/1908
       21   12/ 1/1904
       21    1/19/1902
       21    1/ 8/1900
  46   20    3/ 6/1988
       20   11/10/1965
       20    6/ 4/1948
       20   10/24/1947
       20   12/23/1933
       20   11/21/1908
       20    3/ 9/1901
       20    1/10/1898
  54   19    9/ 7/1996
       19    8/27/1995
       19    9/13/1990
       19    8/14/1978
       19   12/ 6/1969
       19    9/28/1956
       19   12/31/1947
       19   10/18/1934
       19    5/ 7/1934
  63   18    3/27/1999
       18    3/28/1981
       18    2/22/1977
       18   11/ 6/1966
       18    8/19/1966
       18    1/18/1958
       18    1/23/1944
       18    1/ 6/1940
       18   10/ 7/1938
       18    1/12/1921
       18    4/ 1/1918
       18    2/ 4/1911
       18    2/17/1910
       18    4/27/1906
  77   17   10/22/2000
       17   12/20/1981
       17    3/ 3/1964
       17   10/15/1963
       17    4/24/1956
       17   11/11/1949
       17   10/29/1948
       17    4/ 5/1943
       17    9/ 8/1939
       17   11/25/1938
       17   12/23/1936
       17    7/16/1936
       17    9/ 3/1933
       17    2/ 5/1931
       17   11/13/1930
       17    8/26/1930
       17    3/ 2/1923
       17    9/ 7/1922
       17    8/ 3/1920
       17   11/ 8/1904
       17   10/30/1901
       17   12/18/1898
       17   10/28/1896
--------------------
 Cedar Rapids AP (KCID)
 Consecutive Days
 Precipitation <= 0.00"
 Years: 1953-2009
--------------------
 
 Rank  Days   End Date
   1   38    3/23/1988
   2   37    1/30/1981
   3   31    1/ 8/1987
   4   27    1/18/1954
   5   25    2/ 8/2009
       25    2/21/1977
       25   10/15/1963
       25    3/ 7/1957
   9   24   10/29/2005
       24   12/27/1981
       24    3/28/1981
       24   12/21/1979
       24   11/23/1976
  14   23    9/19/2009
       23   11/21/1999
       23   10/17/1979
       23   11/18/1953
  18   22   12/16/2002
       22   12/28/1976
       22    9/18/1976
       22    1/ 5/1976
       22    4/10/1971
       22   10/13/1957
       22   10/25/1953
       22    9/ 2/1953
  26   21   11/17/2007
       21   10/ 4/1989
       21    1/18/1988
       21    9/19/1985
       21    9/12/1967
       21   11/ 1/1964
       21    1/ 7/1964
  33   20   12/19/2006
       20    1/24/2003
       20    9/ 5/1995
       20    7/23/1983
       20    2/14/1976
       20    7/17/1967
       20   11/10/1965
       20    7/ 2/1963
       20    7/30/1955
       20    5/22/1954
  43   19    1/23/1986
       19    7/ 4/1980
       19   10/30/1973
       19    3/14/1967
       19   12/26/1966
       19   11/ 7/1966
  49   18    3/27/1999
       18    2/ 8/1993
       18    8/16/1978
       18    1/24/1976
       18   12/ 5/1969
       18    2/27/1966
       18   12/ 7/1957
  56   17    1/19/2006
       17    4/15/2004
       17    7/14/1989
       17   10/15/1987
       17    1/ 3/1986
       17    9/12/1979
       17   12/21/1962
       17    9/18/1959
       17    2/19/1954
--------------------
 Burlington AP (KBRL)
 Consecutive Days
 Precipitation <= 0.00"
 Years: 1897-2009
--------------------
 
 Rank  Days   End Date
   1   40    1/23/1944
   2   37   11/22/1999
       37    9/29/1939
   4   35    2/ 5/1919
   5   32   11/15/1952
   6   31   12/10/1904
   7   28    9/27/1979
       28    1/29/1942
       28    1/10/1898
  10   27    1/ 5/1920
  11   26    1/ 1/1977
       26    9/ 7/1976
       26    2/ 7/1966
       26    1/17/1954
       26    3/ 5/1933
  16   25    9/17/2002
       25   11/24/1976
       25   10/30/1944
       25    1/12/1931
       25   12/ 5/1917
       25    7/18/1916
       25   12/ 8/1903
  23   24    3/10/1988
       24    4/12/1971
       24    8/16/1941
       24    6/24/1933
       24   10/13/1922
       24   11/ 4/1897
  29   23    9/23/1940
       23   11/25/1936
       23    2/17/1934
       23    9/11/1913
  33   22    9/19/2009
       22   12/16/2002
       22    4/17/1976
       22    3/22/1969
       22   10/13/1957
       22   11/18/1953
       22   10/25/1953
       22    8/25/1948
       22    2/ 7/1925
       22   10/30/1924
       22    4/17/1902
  44   21    8/16/1978
       21    1/ 7/1964
       21    9/ 2/1953
       21   12/ 7/1946
       21    7/23/1913
       21   12/19/1905
       21    9/ 8/1901
       21    1/ 8/1900
  52   20   11/11/2007
       20    6/28/1988
       20   11/ 7/1966
       20   11/10/1965
       20    6/20/1959
       20   10/12/1956
       20   12/30/1947
       20    2/ 4/1940
       20    4/12/1930
       20   10/31/1927
       20   11/29/1920
       20   11/ 7/1915
       20   11/14/1914
       20    2/12/1906
       20    2/20/1899
  67   19   12/29/2004
       19    4/19/2004
       19    9/11/1999
       19    9/ 5/1995
       19   12/27/1978
       19   12/ 5/1969
       19   10/14/1963
       19    1/19/1958
       19    6/ 3/1948
       19   10/23/1947
       19   11/27/1943
       19   10/11/1943
       19    9/ 9/1937
       19   12/24/1936
       19   10/18/1934
       19    7/26/1930
       19    3/21/1916
       19    9/ 5/1915
       19    3/19/1910
       19    7/19/1897
  87   18   11/17/2001
       18    3/27/1999
       18   12/26/1966
       18    8/ 1/1945
       18   12/ 1/1938
       18    7/18/1936
       18    2/ 5/1931
       18    2/13/1930
       18    1/18/1928
       18    9/ 8/1925
       18    8/ 8/1920
       18   12/ 1/1912
       18   11/13/1908
       18   11/ 8/1904
       18    5/ 4/1901
 102   17    1/23/1967
       17   11/ 7/1958
       17   10/25/1950
       17   12/19/1939
       17   10/ 7/1938
       17   11/19/1933
       17   12/ 2/1932
       17    9/10/1928
       17    1/12/1921
       17    9/10/1919
       17    1/ 3/1913
       17    1/31/1912
       17   11/19/1907
       17   11/ 1/1903
       17    8/16/1901
       17    3/23/1900
--------------------
 Iowa City AP (KIOW)
 Consecutive Days
 Precipitation <= 0.00"
 Years: 1944-2009
--------------------
 
 Rank  Days   End Date
   1   54   11/15/1952
   2   29   11/ 6/1950
   3   26   10/30/1944
   4   24    9/20/2009
       24    2/ 5/2005
   6   22    7/15/2007
       22    1/27/2003
   8   21   11/17/2007
       21   11/11/1949
  10   20   12/30/1947
  11   19   12/29/2004
       19   12/13/2002
       19   10/ 1/1949
       19    9/ 2/1945
  15   17    1/13/2002
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
* This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Moline Area.
** This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Dubuque Area.


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