Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
5.62"
(142.75mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
1.57"
(39.88mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
24th Wettest Wettest since: 1982 2013
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
10.19"
(258.83mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
3.20"
(81.28mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
12.30"
(312.42mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
3.35"
(85.09mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
13.54"
(343.92mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
3.58"
(90.94mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
16th Wettest Wettest since: 1973 2013
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
13.76"
(349.50mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
2.82"
(71.62mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
25th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
15.03"
(381.76mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
2.99"
(75.94mm)
98th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
27th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2013
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
17.27"
(438.66mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
3.49"
(88.65mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2013
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
20.43"
(518.92mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
4.33"
(109.98mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
18th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
25.74"
(653.80mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
5.95"
(151.13mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
29.62"
(752.35mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
5.97"
(151.64mm)
110th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
32.43"
(823.72mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
4.89"
(124.20mm)
103rd Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
22nd Wettest Wettest since: 1983 2019
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
35.39"
(898.91mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
3.25"
(82.55mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1985 1934
37th Wettest Wettest since: 1984 2019
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
47.01"
(1,194.05mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
2.81"
(71.37mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1981 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2019
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
68.03"
(1,727.96mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
3.74"
(94.99mm)
85th Driest Driest since: 1981 1957
39th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
105.57"
(2,681.48mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
9.24"
(234.70mm)
97th Driest Driest since: 1982 1958
26th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
145.43"
(3,693.92mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
17.12"
(434.85mm)
107th Driest Driest since: 1983 1957
15th Wettest Wettest since: 1985 2011
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
183.57"
(4,662.68mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
23.25"
(590.55mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 1985 1958
8th Wettest Wettest to Date 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/