Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Precipitation Rankings, May 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
May 2016
1-Month
4.36"
(110.74mm)
4.05"
(102.87mm)
0.31"
(7.87mm)
74th Driest Driest since: 2014 1934
53rd Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2013
Apr–May 2016
2-Month
7.55"
(191.77mm)
6.99"
(177.55mm)
0.56"
(14.22mm)
72nd Driest Driest since: 2012 1934
55th Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2013
Mar–May 2016
3-Month
9.83"
(249.68mm)
8.95"
(227.33mm)
0.88"
(22.35mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
46th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2013
Feb–May 2016
4-Month
10.71"
(272.03mm)
9.96"
(252.98mm)
0.75"
(19.05mm)
80th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
47th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2013
Jan–May 2016
5-Month
11.30"
(287.02mm)
10.94"
(277.88mm)
0.36"
(9.14mm)
69th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
58th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2013
Ties: 1917
Dec 2015–May 2016
6-Month
16.01"
(406.65mm)
12.04"
(305.82mm)
3.97"
(100.83mm)
112th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
14th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2013
Nov 2015–May 2016
7-Month
20.09"
(510.29mm)
13.78"
(350.01mm)
6.31"
(160.28mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2013
Oct 2015–May 2016
8-Month
21.85"
(554.99mm)
16.10"
(408.94mm)
5.75"
(146.05mm)
117th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
9th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2019
Sep 2015–May 2016
9-Month
26.03"
(661.16mm)
19.79"
(502.67mm)
6.24"
(158.49mm)
114th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2019
Aug 2015–May 2016
10-Month
31.32"
(795.53mm)
23.65"
(600.71mm)
7.67"
(194.82mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Jul 2015–May 2016
11-Month
36.83"
(935.48mm)
27.54"
(699.52mm)
9.29"
(235.96mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
6th Wettest Wettest since: 2008 2019
Jun 2015–May 2016
12-Month
43.21"
(1,097.53mm)
32.14"
(816.36mm)
11.07"
(281.17mm)
121st Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Dec 2014–May 2016
18-Month
54.93"
(1,395.22mm)
44.20"
(1,122.68mm)
10.73"
(272.54mm)
113th Driest Driest since: 2015 1934
12th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2019
Jun 2014–May 2016
24-Month
82.09"
(2,085.09mm)
64.29"
(1,632.97mm)
17.80"
(452.12mm)
120th Driest Driest since: 2015 1957
5th Wettest Wettest since: 2011 2020
Jun 2013–May 2016
36-Month
107.57"
(2,732.28mm)
96.33"
(2,446.78mm)
11.24"
(285.50mm)
101st Driest Driest since: 2015 1958
23rd Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2011
Jun 2012–May 2016
48-Month
141.00"
(3,581.40mm)
128.31"
(3,259.07mm)
12.69"
(322.33mm)
99th Driest Driest since: 2015 1957
24th Wettest Wettest since: 2013 2011
Jun 2011–May 2016
60-Month
171.76"
(4,362.70mm)
160.32"
(4,072.13mm)
11.44"
(290.57mm)
91st Driest Driest since: 2007 1958
31st Wettest Wettest since: 2015 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2020, retrieved on September 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/