Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1954

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1954
1-Month
3.80"
(96.52mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-0.25"
(-6.35mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2013
Apr–May 1954
2-Month
8.17"
(207.52mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
1.18"
(29.97mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
42nd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Mar–May 1954
3-Month
9.92"
(251.97mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
0.97"
(24.64mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Feb–May 1954
4-Month
11.35"
(288.29mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
1.39"
(35.31mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Jan–May 1954
5-Month
11.59"
(294.39mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
0.65"
(16.51mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Dec 1953–May 1954
6-Month
12.93"
(328.42mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
0.89"
(22.60mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Nov 1953–May 1954
7-Month
14.26"
(362.20mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.48"
(12.19mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1952 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2013
Oct 1953–May 1954
8-Month
14.74"
(374.40mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-1.36"
(-34.54mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Sep 1953–May 1954
9-Month
15.66"
(397.76mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-4.13"
(-104.91mm)
17th Driest Driest since: 1953 1934
109th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Aug 1953–May 1954
10-Month
17.97"
(456.44mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-5.68"
(-144.27mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jul 1953–May 1954
11-Month
21.29"
(540.77mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-6.25"
(-158.75mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1953–May 1954
12-Month
26.53"
(673.86mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-5.61"
(-142.50mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Dec 1952–May 1954
18-Month
38.56"
(979.42mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-5.64"
(-143.26mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019
Jun 1952–May 1954
24-Month
56.02"
(1,422.91mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-8.27"
(-210.06mm)
14th Driest Driest since: 1941 1957
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2020
Jun 1951–May 1954
36-Month
91.78"
(2,331.21mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-4.55"
(-115.57mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1950 1958
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1950–May 1954
48-Month
126.16"
(3,204.46mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-2.15"
(-54.61mm)
51st Driest Driest since: 1951 1957
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1949–May 1954
60-Month
155.99"
(3,962.15mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-4.33"
(-109.98mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1942 1958
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/