Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1959
1-Month
7.58"
(192.53mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
3.53"
(89.66mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1908 2013
Apr–May 1959
2-Month
10.41"
(264.41mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
3.42"
(86.86mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 1945 2013
Ties: 1908
Mar–May 1959
3-Month
13.64"
(346.46mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
4.69"
(119.13mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Feb–May 1959
4-Month
14.96"
(379.98mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
5.00"
(127.00mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Jan–May 1959
5-Month
15.73"
(399.54mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
4.79"
(121.66mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Dec 1958–May 1959
6-Month
15.98"
(405.89mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
3.94"
(100.07mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Nov 1958–May 1959
7-Month
17.60"
(447.04mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
3.82"
(97.03mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2013
Oct 1958–May 1959
8-Month
18.52"
(470.41mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
2.42"
(61.47mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Ties: 1944
Sep 1958–May 1959
9-Month
21.59"
(548.39mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
1.80"
(45.72mm)
76th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
49th Wettest Wettest since: 1951 2019
Aug 1958–May 1959
10-Month
24.06"
(611.12mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
0.41"
(10.41mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Jul 1958–May 1959
11-Month
31.23"
(793.24mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
3.69"
(93.72mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
29th Wettest Wettest since: 1932 2019
Jun 1958–May 1959
12-Month
35.09"
(891.29mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
2.95"
(74.93mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1952 2019
Dec 1957–May 1959
18-Month
42.24"
(1,072.90mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-1.96"
(-49.78mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2019
Jun 1957–May 1959
24-Month
62.34"
(1,583.44mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-1.95"
(-49.53mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1953 2011
Jun 1956–May 1959
36-Month
89.68"
(2,277.87mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-6.65"
(-168.91mm)
27th Driest Driest since: 1958 1958
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1954 2011
Jun 1955–May 1959
48-Month
110.45"
(2,805.43mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-17.86"
(-453.64mm)
4th Driest Driest since: 1958 1957
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1955 2011
Jun 1954–May 1959
60-Month
142.42"
(3,617.47mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-17.90"
(-454.66mm)
5th Driest Driest since: 1958 1958
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1956 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/