Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
2.80"
(71.12mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-1.25"
(-31.75mm)
28th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
98th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
5.14"
(130.56mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
-1.85"
(-46.99mm)
21st Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
7.76"
(197.10mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-1.19"
(-30.23mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
8.88"
(225.55mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-1.08"
(-27.43mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
90th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
9.52"
(241.81mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
-1.42"
(-36.07mm)
32nd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
11.62"
(295.15mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.42"
(-10.67mm)
53rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
72nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
13.66"
(346.96mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
56th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
69th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
18.91"
(480.31mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
2.81"
(71.37mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
31st Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
20.98"
(532.89mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
1.19"
(30.22mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
21.97"
(558.04mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-1.68"
(-42.67mm)
39th Driest Driest since: 1980 1934
86th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
25.99"
(660.15mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
43rd Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
82nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
32.64"
(829.06mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
0.50"
(12.70mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Ties: 1913
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
47.55"
(1,207.77mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1982 1934
36th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
70.18"
(1,782.57mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
5.89"
(149.60mm)
96th Driest Driest since: 1982 1957
28th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2011
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
110.04"
(2,795.02mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
13.71"
(348.24mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1983 1958
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2011
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
148.18"
(3,763.77mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
19.87"
(504.70mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 1984 1957
10th Wettest Wettest to Date 2011
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
178.15"
(4,525.01mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
17.83"
(452.88mm)
106th Driest Driest since: 1984 1958
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1974 2019

Citing This Page

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