Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1916

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1916
1-Month
4.75"
(120.65mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.70"
(17.78mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Apr–May 1916
2-Month
7.24"
(183.90mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
0.25"
(6.35mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Ties: 2009
Mar–May 1916
3-Month
8.78"
(223.01mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.17"
(-4.32mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Feb–May 1916
4-Month
9.35"
(237.49mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Ties: 1948
Jan–May 1916
5-Month
11.81"
(299.97mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
0.87"
(22.09mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Dec 1915–May 1916
6-Month
12.47"
(316.74mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
0.43"
(10.92mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Ties: 1929
Nov 1915–May 1916
7-Month
14.37"
(365.00mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.59"
(14.99mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2013
Oct 1915–May 1916
8-Month
15.65"
(397.51mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Ties: 2015
Sep 1915–May 1916
9-Month
21.73"
(551.94mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
1.94"
(49.27mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Aug 1915–May 1916
10-Month
24.55"
(623.57mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
0.90"
(22.86mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1914 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1915 2019
Jul 1915–May 1916
11-Month
32.61"
(828.29mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
5.07"
(128.77mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jun 1915–May 1916
12-Month
36.71"
(932.43mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
4.57"
(116.07mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2019
Dec 1914–May 1916
18-Month
52.09"
(1,323.09mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
7.89"
(200.41mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1915 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1903 2019
Jun 1914–May 1916
24-Month
73.18"
(1,858.77mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
8.89"
(225.80mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1904 2011
Jun 1913–May 1916
36-Month
98.89"
(2,511.81mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
2.56"
(65.03mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1915 1958
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Jun 1912–May 1916
48-Month
131.53"
(3,340.86mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
3.22"
(81.79mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1915 1957
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2011
Jun 1911–May 1916
60-Month
161.09"
(4,091.69mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
0.77"
(19.56mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1915 1958
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1910 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/