Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 1996
1-Month
7.34"
(186.44mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
3.29"
(83.57mm)
118th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1959 2013
Apr–May 1996
2-Month
8.97"
(227.84mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
1.98"
(50.29mm)
94th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
32nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Mar–May 1996
3-Month
10.35"
(262.89mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
1.40"
(35.56mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Feb–May 1996
4-Month
10.62"
(269.75mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
0.66"
(16.77mm)
78th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
48th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Jan–May 1996
5-Month
12.46"
(316.48mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
1.52"
(38.60mm)
88th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
38th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Dec 1995–May 1996
6-Month
12.86"
(326.64mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
0.82"
(20.82mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
50th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Nov 1995–May 1996
7-Month
14.56"
(369.82mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.78"
(19.81mm)
73rd Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
52nd Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2013
Oct 1995–May 1996
8-Month
16.56"
(420.62mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
0.46"
(11.68mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Ties: 1910
Sep 1995–May 1996
9-Month
19.52"
(495.81mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-0.27"
(-6.86mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Aug 1995–May 1996
10-Month
23.04"
(585.22mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-0.61"
(-15.49mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1994 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jul 1995–May 1996
11-Month
26.50"
(673.10mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
-1.04"
(-26.42mm)
54th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
71st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Jun 1995–May 1996
12-Month
30.23"
(767.84mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-1.91"
(-48.52mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 1989 1934
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019
Dec 1994–May 1996
18-Month
45.91"
(1,166.11mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
1.71"
(43.43mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1995 1934
56th Wettest Wettest since: 1994 2019
Jun 1994–May 1996
24-Month
67.37"
(1,711.20mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
3.08"
(78.23mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 1990 1957
44th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2011
Jun 1993–May 1996
36-Month
107.82"
(2,738.63mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
11.49"
(291.85mm)
102nd Driest Driest since: 1992 1958
21st Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2011
Jun 1992–May 1996
48-Month
148.51"
(3,772.15mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
20.20"
(513.08mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 1993 1957
8th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2011
Jun 1991–May 1996
60-Month
179.82"
(4,567.43mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
19.50"
(495.30mm)
108th Driest Driest since: 1993 1958
13th Wettest Wettest since: 1995 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on November 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/