Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1913

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1913
1-Month
6.33"
(160.78mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
2.28"
(57.91mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Apr–May 1913
2-Month
9.50"
(241.30mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
2.51"
(63.75mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Mar–May 1913
3-Month
12.00"
(304.80mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
3.05"
(77.47mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Ties: 1993
Feb–May 1913
4-Month
12.82"
(325.63mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
2.86"
(72.65mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Jan–May 1913
5-Month
13.63"
(346.20mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
2.69"
(68.32mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Dec 1912–May 1913
6-Month
14.34"
(364.24mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
2.30"
(58.42mm)
93rd Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Nov 1912–May 1913
7-Month
15.31"
(388.87mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
1.53"
(38.86mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2013
Ties: 1979
Oct 1912–May 1913
8-Month
18.37"
(466.60mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
2.27"
(57.66mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1909 2019
Sep 1912–May 1913
9-Month
22.36"
(567.94mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
2.57"
(65.27mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Aug 1912–May 1913
10-Month
26.21"
(665.73mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
2.56"
(65.02mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jul 1912–May 1913
11-Month
29.97"
(761.24mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
2.43"
(61.72mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2019
Jun 1912–May 1913
12-Month
32.64"
(829.06mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019
Ties: 1985
Dec 1911–May 1913
18-Month
44.56"
(1,131.82mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1912 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019
Jun 1911–May 1913
24-Month
62.20"
(1,579.88mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-2.09"
(-53.09mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1912 1957
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Jun 1910–May 1913
36-Month
86.90"
(2,207.26mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-9.43"
(-239.52mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1900 1958
110th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2011
Jun 1909–May 1913
48-Month
119.96"
(3,046.98mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-8.35"
(-212.09mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1902 1957
101st Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2011
Jun 1908–May 1913
60-Month
154.17"
(3,915.92mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-6.15"
(-156.21mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1902 1958
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1912 2019

Citing This Page

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