Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 2005

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2005
1-Month
3.85"
(97.79mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
-0.20"
(-5.08mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Apr–May 2005
2-Month
7.30"
(185.42mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
67th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Mar–May 2005
3-Month
8.35"
(212.09mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
-0.60"
(-15.24mm)
45th Driest Driest since: 2000 1934
81st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Feb–May 2005
4-Month
9.87"
(250.70mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
-0.09"
(-2.28mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Jan–May 2005
5-Month
11.18"
(283.97mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
0.24"
(6.09mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Dec 2004–May 2005
6-Month
11.76"
(298.70mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
-0.28"
(-7.12mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Nov 2004–May 2005
7-Month
13.97"
(354.84mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
0.19"
(4.83mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
65th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2013
Oct 2004–May 2005
8-Month
16.02"
(406.91mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
-0.08"
(-2.03mm)
57th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
68th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Sep 2004–May 2005
9-Month
18.68"
(474.47mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
-1.11"
(-28.20mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
78th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Aug 2004–May 2005
10-Month
23.24"
(590.30mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
-0.41"
(-10.41mm)
58th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
67th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jul 2004–May 2005
11-Month
27.57"
(700.28mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
64th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
61st Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Jun 2004–May 2005
12-Month
31.12"
(790.45mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
-1.02"
(-25.91mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 2003 1934
70th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2019
Dec 2003–May 2005
18-Month
47.87"
(1,215.90mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
3.67"
(93.22mm)
89th Driest Driest since: 2004 1934
35th Wettest Wettest since: 1999 2019
Jun 2003–May 2005
24-Month
65.06"
(1,652.52mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
0.77"
(19.55mm)
65th Driest Driest since: 2004 1957
59th Wettest Wettest since: 2002 2011
Jun 2002–May 2005
36-Month
94.59"
(2,402.59mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
-1.74"
(-44.19mm)
50th Driest Driest since: 2004 1958
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2011
Jun 2001–May 2005
48-Month
123.83"
(3,145.28mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
-4.48"
(-113.79mm)
36th Driest Driest since: 2003 1957
86th Wettest Wettest since: 2004 2011
Jun 2000–May 2005
60-Month
160.35"
(4,072.89mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
0.03"
(0.76mm)
59th Driest Driest since: 2004 1958
62nd Wettest Wettest since: 2003 2019
Ties: 1991

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/