Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1897
1-Month
1.89"
(48.01mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-2.16"
(-54.86mm)
6th Driest Driest to Date 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Apr–May 1897
2-Month
6.85"
(173.99mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-0.14"
(-3.56mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Mar–May 1897
3-Month
9.14"
(232.16mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Feb–May 1897
4-Month
10.02"
(254.51mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
0.06"
(1.53mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Jan–May 1897
5-Month
11.87"
(301.50mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1895 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Ties: 2010
Dec 1896–May 1897
6-Month
12.51"
(317.75mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
0.47"
(11.93mm)
72nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Ties: 1972
Nov 1896–May 1897
7-Month
14.52"
(368.81mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.74"
(18.80mm)
72nd Driest Driest to Date 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1896 2013
Oct 1896–May 1897
8-Month
17.73"
(450.34mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
1.63"
(41.40mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Sep 1896–May 1897
9-Month
21.70"
(551.18mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
1.91"
(48.51mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
46th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Aug 1896–May 1897
10-Month
25.11"
(637.79mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
1.46"
(37.08mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
47th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jul 1896–May 1897
11-Month
31.70"
(805.18mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
4.16"
(105.66mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
26th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1896–May 1897
12-Month
34.97"
(888.24mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
2.83"
(71.88mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1896 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Dec 1895–May 1897
18-Month
50.10"
(1,272.54mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
5.90"
(149.86mm)
101st Driest Driest to Date 1934
23rd Wettest Wettest to Date 2019
Jun 1895–May 1897
24-Month
67.03"
(1,702.56mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
2.74"
(69.59mm)
77th Driest Driest to Date 1957
47th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/