Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1980

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1980
1-Month
2.83"
(71.88mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.22"
(-30.99mm)
29th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Apr–May 1980
2-Month
4.27"
(108.46mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-2.72"
(-69.09mm)
11th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
116th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Mar–May 1980
3-Month
5.29"
(134.37mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-3.66"
(-92.96mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Feb–May 1980
4-Month
6.03"
(153.16mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-3.93"
(-99.82mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
119th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Jan–May 1980
5-Month
7.33"
(186.18mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-3.61"
(-91.70mm)
10th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Dec 1979–May 1980
6-Month
7.87"
(199.90mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-4.17"
(-105.92mm)
9th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
117th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Nov 1979–May 1980
7-Month
9.72"
(246.89mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-4.06"
(-103.12mm)
8th Driest Driest since: 1958 1934
118th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2013
Oct 1979–May 1980
8-Month
13.40"
(340.36mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-2.70"
(-68.58mm)
19th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
107th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Sep 1979–May 1980
9-Month
14.86"
(377.44mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-4.93"
(-125.23mm)
13th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
113th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Aug 1979–May 1980
10-Month
20.96"
(532.38mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-2.69"
(-68.33mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jul 1979–May 1980
11-Month
25.69"
(652.53mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jun 1979–May 1980
12-Month
29.80"
(756.92mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-2.34"
(-59.44mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Dec 1978–May 1980
18-Month
42.70"
(1,084.58mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
-1.50"
(-38.10mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1977 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019
Jun 1978–May 1980
24-Month
65.34"
(1,659.64mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
1.05"
(26.67mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2020
Jun 1977–May 1980
36-Month
102.20"
(2,595.88mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
5.87"
(149.10mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1979 1958
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1975 2011
Jun 1976–May 1980
48-Month
123.10"
(3,126.74mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-5.21"
(-132.33mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1978 1957
92nd Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jun 1975–May 1980
60-Month
154.15"
(3,915.41mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
-6.17"
(-156.72mm)
31st Driest Driest since: 1968 1958
91st Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2021, retrieved on March 8, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/