Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1982

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1982
1-Month
7.03"
(178.56mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
2.98"
(75.69mm)
116th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
10th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2013
Apr–May 1982
2-Month
9.49"
(241.05mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
2.50"
(63.50mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2013
Ties: 1927
Mar–May 1982
3-Month
12.18"
(309.37mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
3.23"
(82.04mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2013
Feb–May 1982
4-Month
12.58"
(319.53mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
2.62"
(66.55mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2013
Jan–May 1982
5-Month
14.36"
(364.74mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
3.42"
(86.86mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2013
Dec 1981–May 1982
6-Month
15.46"
(392.68mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
3.42"
(86.86mm)
104th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2013
Nov 1981–May 1982
7-Month
17.51"
(444.75mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
3.73"
(94.74mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2013
Oct 1981–May 1982
8-Month
20.05"
(509.27mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
3.95"
(100.33mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Ties: 1974
Sep 1981–May 1982
9-Month
22.64"
(575.06mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
2.85"
(72.39mm)
92nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
33rd Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Aug 1981–May 1982
10-Month
27.79"
(705.87mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
4.14"
(105.16mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jul 1981–May 1982
11-Month
32.71"
(830.83mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
5.17"
(131.31mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
19th Wettest Wettest since: 1978 2019
Jun 1981–May 1982
12-Month
38.14"
(968.76mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
6.00"
(152.40mm)
105th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
20th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Dec 1980–May 1982
18-Month
47.44"
(1,204.98mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
3.24"
(82.30mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019
Jun 1980–May 1982
24-Month
68.11"
(1,729.99mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
3.82"
(97.02mm)
86th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1979 2011
Jun 1979–May 1982
36-Month
97.91"
(2,486.91mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
1.58"
(40.13mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 1981 1958
54th Wettest Wettest since: 1980 2011
Jun 1978–May 1982
48-Month
133.45"
(3,389.63mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
5.14"
(130.56mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
41st Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2011
Jun 1977–May 1982
60-Month
170.31"
(4,325.87mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
9.99"
(253.74mm)
87th Driest Driest since: 1981 1958
34th Wettest Wettest since: 1976 2019

Citing This Page

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