Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1936

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1936
1-Month
2.78"
(70.61mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.27"
(-32.26mm)
26th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Ties: 1923
Apr–May 1936
2-Month
3.86"
(98.04mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-3.13"
(-79.51mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
120th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Mar–May 1936
3-Month
4.88"
(123.95mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-4.07"
(-103.38mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Feb–May 1936
4-Month
6.21"
(157.73mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-3.75"
(-95.25mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Jan–May 1936
5-Month
7.87"
(199.90mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-3.07"
(-77.98mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Dec 1935–May 1936
6-Month
8.81"
(223.77mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-3.23"
(-82.05mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Nov 1935–May 1936
7-Month
11.50"
(292.10mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-2.28"
(-57.91mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2013
Oct 1935–May 1936
8-Month
14.17"
(359.92mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-1.93"
(-49.02mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Sep 1935–May 1936
9-Month
17.51"
(444.75mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-2.28"
(-57.92mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Aug 1935–May 1936
10-Month
19.99"
(507.75mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-3.66"
(-92.96mm)
20th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jul 1935–May 1936
11-Month
23.26"
(590.80mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-4.28"
(-108.72mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Jun 1935–May 1936
12-Month
30.25"
(768.35mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-1.89"
(-48.01mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2019
Dec 1934–May 1936
18-Month
40.99"
(1,041.15mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-3.21"
(-81.53mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1935 1934
89th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019
Jun 1934–May 1936
24-Month
62.77"
(1,594.36mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-1.52"
(-38.61mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1935 1957
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2011
Jun 1933–May 1936
36-Month
81.93"
(2,081.02mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-14.40"
(-365.76mm)
4th Driest Driest to Date 1958
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Jun 1932–May 1936
48-Month
113.37"
(2,879.60mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-14.94"
(-379.47mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1934 1957
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1935 2011
Jun 1931–May 1936
60-Month
150.36"
(3,819.14mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-9.96"
(-252.99mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1935 1958
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019

Citing This Page

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