Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
4.67"
(118.62mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.62"
(15.75mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
45th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
5.74"
(145.80mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
7.73"
(196.34mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
8.82"
(224.03mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-1.14"
(-28.95mm)
34th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
93rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
9.55"
(242.57mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
11.40"
(289.56mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.64"
(-16.26mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
13.23"
(336.04mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-0.55"
(-13.97mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
19.04"
(483.62mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
2.94"
(74.68mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
26.47"
(672.34mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
6.68"
(169.67mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
28.47"
(723.14mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
4.82"
(122.43mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
30.68"
(779.27mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
3.14"
(79.75mm)
90th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
36.82"
(935.23mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
4.68"
(118.87mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
47.06"
(1,195.32mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
2.86"
(72.64mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2019
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
67.42"
(1,712.47mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
3.13"
(79.50mm)
82nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2020
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
92.41"
(2,347.21mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-3.92"
(-99.57mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1941 1958
85th Wettest Wettest since: 1937 2011
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
123.54"
(3,137.92mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-4.77"
(-121.15mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2011
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
152.46"
(3,872.48mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-7.86"
(-199.65mm)
23rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1958
99th Wettest Wettest since: 1939 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2020, retrieved on October 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/