Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1963

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1963
1-Month
2.86"
(72.64mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
30th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
96th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Apr–May 1963
2-Month
5.99"
(152.15mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.00"
(-25.40mm)
44th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Mar–May 1963
3-Month
8.57"
(217.68mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.38"
(-9.65mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
74th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Feb–May 1963
4-Month
9.13"
(231.90mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-0.83"
(-21.08mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Jan–May 1963
5-Month
9.78"
(248.41mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-1.16"
(-29.47mm)
38th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Dec 1962–May 1963
6-Month
10.16"
(258.06mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-1.88"
(-47.76mm)
25th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
100th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Nov 1962–May 1963
7-Month
10.72"
(272.29mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-3.06"
(-77.72mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2013
Oct 1962–May 1963
8-Month
13.53"
(343.66mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-2.57"
(-65.28mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
104th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Ties: 1968
Sep 1962–May 1963
9-Month
15.70"
(398.78mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-4.09"
(-103.89mm)
18th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Aug 1962–May 1963
10-Month
19.88"
(504.95mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-3.77"
(-95.76mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
106th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jul 1962–May 1963
11-Month
26.08"
(662.43mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-1.46"
(-37.09mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1961 1934
77th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1962–May 1963
12-Month
29.16"
(740.66mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-2.98"
(-75.70mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Dec 1961–May 1963
18-Month
42.32"
(1,074.93mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-1.88"
(-47.75mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1959 1934
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2019
Jun 1961–May 1963
24-Month
67.51"
(1,714.75mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
3.22"
(81.78mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2011
Jun 1960–May 1963
36-Month
97.84"
(2,485.14mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
1.51"
(38.36mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1959 1958
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2011
Jun 1959–May 1963
48-Month
134.17"
(3,407.92mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
5.86"
(148.85mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1961 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1962 2011
Jun 1958–May 1963
60-Month
169.26"
(4,299.20mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
8.94"
(227.07mm)
84th Driest Driest since: 1962 1958
37th 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 14, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/