Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
3.28"
(83.31mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-0.77"
(-19.56mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1955 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2013
Ties: 1910
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
5.26"
(133.60mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.73"
(-43.95mm)
24th Driest Driest since: 1949 1934
102nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
6.19"
(157.23mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-2.76"
(-70.10mm)
15th Driest Driest since: 1939 1934
111th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
6.73"
(170.94mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-3.23"
(-82.04mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1936 1934
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
7.18"
(182.37mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-3.76"
(-95.51mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
7.67"
(194.82mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-4.37"
(-111.00mm)
6th Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Ties: 1926
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
7.91"
(200.91mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-5.87"
(-149.10mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2013
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
9.39"
(238.51mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-6.71"
(-170.43mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
12.44"
(315.98mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-7.35"
(-186.69mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1940 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
14.32"
(363.73mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-9.33"
(-236.98mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
17.78"
(451.61mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-9.76"
(-247.91mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
122nd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
20.77"
(527.56mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-11.37"
(-288.80mm)
2nd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
123rd Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
30.87"
(784.10mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-13.33"
(-338.58mm)
3rd Driest Driest since: 1934 1934
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
52.74"
(1,339.60mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-11.55"
(-293.37mm)
7th Driest Driest since: 1935 1957
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
79.27"
(2,013.46mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-17.06"
(-433.32mm)
2nd Driest Driest to Date 1958
121st Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
108.76"
(2,762.50mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-19.55"
(-496.57mm)
3rd Driest Driest to Date 1957
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
144.52"
(3,670.81mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-15.80"
(-401.32mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1938 1958
112th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 12, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/