Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
4.57"
(116.08mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.52"
(13.21mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2013
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
8.15"
(207.01mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
1.16"
(29.46mm)
83rd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2013
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
9.46"
(240.28mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
0.51"
(12.95mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1970 2013
Ties: 1970
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
10.17"
(258.32mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
0.21"
(5.34mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2013
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
10.64"
(270.26mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-0.30"
(-7.62mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2013
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
12.51"
(317.75mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
0.47"
(11.93mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 1969 2013
Ties: 1897
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
15.59"
(395.99mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
1.81"
(45.98mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
40th Wettest Wettest since: 1965 2013
Ties: 1915
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
19.20"
(487.68mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
3.10"
(78.74mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1971 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1960 2019
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
21.62"
(549.15mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
1.83"
(46.48mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
22.86"
(580.64mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-0.79"
(-20.07mm)
52nd Driest Driest since: 1970 1934
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
26.29"
(667.77mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
75th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
30.79"
(782.07mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-1.35"
(-34.29mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
41.27"
(1,048.26mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-2.93"
(-74.42mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1968 1934
88th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2019
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
63.77"
(1,619.76mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
-0.52"
(-13.21mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1968 1957
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
97.42"
(2,474.47mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
1.09"
(27.69mm)
63rd Driest Driest since: 1969 1958
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1971 2011
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
132.45"
(3,364.23mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
79th Driest Driest since: 1971 1957
43rd Wettest Wettest since: 1963 2011
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
161.98"
(4,114.29mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
1.66"
(42.16mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1971 1958
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1966 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/