Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
2.67"
(67.82mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.38"
(-35.05mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2013
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
3.98"
(101.09mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-3.01"
(-76.46mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2013
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
6.46"
(164.08mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-2.49"
(-63.25mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2013
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
7.35"
(186.69mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-2.61"
(-66.29mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2013
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
10.05"
(255.27mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-0.89"
(-22.61mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2013
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
11.73"
(297.94mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.31"
(-7.88mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2013
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
14.45"
(367.03mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.67"
(17.02mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2013
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
16.37"
(415.80mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
0.27"
(6.86mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 1946 1934
66th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
18.40"
(467.36mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-1.39"
(-35.31mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
21.02"
(533.91mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-2.63"
(-66.80mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
25.31"
(642.87mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-2.23"
(-56.65mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1947 2019
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
28.84"
(732.54mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-3.30"
(-83.82mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
40.02"
(1,016.51mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-4.18"
(-106.17mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1941 1934
95th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2019
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
60.79"
(1,544.07mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-3.50"
(-88.90mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
96.02"
(2,438.91mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-0.31"
(-7.87mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
65th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
126.57"
(3,214.88mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1943 1957
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
163.43"
(4,151.12mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
3.11"
(78.99mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1944 1958
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 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/