Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
2.37"
(60.20mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
12th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
114th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
5.53"
(140.46mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.46"
(-37.09mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
8.45"
(214.63mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.50"
(-12.70mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
10.11"
(256.79mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
10.85"
(275.59mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-0.09"
(-2.29mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
12.03"
(305.56mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.01"
(-0.26mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
14.76"
(374.90mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.98"
(24.89mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
14.78"
(375.41mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-1.32"
(-33.53mm)
42nd Driest Driest since: 1943 1934
83rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Ties: 1943
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
15.63"
(397.00mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-4.16"
(-105.67mm)
16th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
20.32"
(516.13mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-3.33"
(-84.58mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
24.10"
(612.14mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-3.44"
(-87.38mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1948 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
29.49"
(749.05mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-2.65"
(-67.31mm)
33rd Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
41.33"
(1,049.78mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-2.87"
(-72.90mm)
37th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
65.25"
(1,657.35mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
0.96"
(24.38mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
99.63"
(2,530.60mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
3.30"
(83.82mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1951 1958
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2011
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
129.46"
(3,288.28mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
1.15"
(29.21mm)
66th Driest Driest since: 1952 1957
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1948 2011
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
158.30"
(4,020.82mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-2.02"
(-51.31mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1950 1958
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 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/