Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1943

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1943
1-Month
4.35"
(110.49mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.30"
(7.62mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2013
Apr–May 1943
2-Month
6.95"
(176.53mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-0.04"
(-1.02mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Mar–May 1943
3-Month
8.50"
(215.90mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.45"
(-11.43mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Ties: 2014
Feb–May 1943
4-Month
9.27"
(235.46mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-0.69"
(-17.52mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Jan–May 1943
5-Month
10.04"
(255.02mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-0.90"
(-22.86mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
84th Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Dec 1942–May 1943
6-Month
11.57"
(293.88mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.47"
(-11.94mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Nov 1942–May 1943
7-Month
13.30"
(337.82mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-0.48"
(-12.19mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1938 2013
Oct 1942–May 1943
8-Month
14.78"
(375.41mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Ties: 1953
Sep 1942–May 1943
9-Month
18.88"
(479.55mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-0.91"
(-23.12mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
76th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Aug 1942–May 1943
10-Month
22.10"
(561.34mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jul 1942–May 1943
11-Month
27.18"
(690.37mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-0.36"
(-9.15mm)
62nd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
63rd Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1942–May 1943
12-Month
33.07"
(839.98mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
0.93"
(23.62mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Dec 1941–May 1943
18-Month
44.47"
(1,129.54mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1942 2019
Jun 1941–May 1943
24-Month
69.89"
(1,775.21mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
5.60"
(142.24mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1942 1957
30th Wettest Wettest since: 1916 2011
Jun 1940–May 1943
36-Month
100.49"
(2,552.45mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
4.16"
(105.67mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1929 2011
Jun 1939–May 1943
48-Month
125.48"
(3,187.19mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-2.83"
(-71.88mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1942 1957
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2011
Jun 1938–May 1943
60-Month
156.61"
(3,977.89mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-3.71"
(-94.24mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1933 2019

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/