SOAKING WET: Statewide Rainfall Totals

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As the rain continues to fall in parts of the state, the National Weather Service has issued an unofficial list of rainfall totals for the last five days.

Iowa has set two precipitation record highs already this year. According to the DNR we broke 141-year-old records with an average precipitation for March, April and May collectively at 16.65 inches; and a year-to-date precipitation total of 18.92 inches.

The amounts below were measured between Saturday and Wednesday. They are unofficial totals, but the numbers provide a good idea of just how much rain certain areas of the state and been inundated with the last few days.

  • ZEARING (STORY)………………………..11.44
  • NEWTON 5SW (JASPER)…………………….10.40
  • MARSHALLTOWN (MARSHALL)…………………10.07
  • GRINNELL 3SW (POWESHIEK)…………………8.99
  • MARSHALLTOWN ASOS (MARSHALL)……………..8.98
  • CONRAD (GRUNDY)…………………………8.14
  • GRUNDY CENTER (GRUNDY)…………………..7.99
  • TOLEDO 3N (TAMA)………………………..7.95
  • GRINNELL AWOS (POWESHIEK)………………..7.57
  • GILMAN (MARSHALL)……………………….7.10
  • JEFFERSON (GREENE)………………………6.94
  • NEWTON (JASPER)…………………………6.90
  • MONTEZUMA 1W (POWESHIEK)…………………6.44
  • CENTERVILLE (APPANOOSE)………………….6.42
  • OTTUMWA ASOS (WAPELLO)…………………..6.02
  • HAMPTON (FRANKLIN)………………………5.78
  • ROCKWELL CITY (CALHOUN)………………….5.68
  • CLUTIER (TAMA)………………………….5.53
  • CHARITON 1E (LUCAS)……………………..5.52
  • IOWA FALLS AWOS (HARDIN)…………………5.51
  • BOONE (BOONE)…………………………..5.50
  • LUCAS AWOS (LUCAS)………………………5.49
  • IOWA FALLS (HARDIN)……………………..5.47
  • BLOOMFIELD 1WNW (DAVIS)………………….5.31
  • PROMISE CITY (WAYNE)…………………….5.07
  • TRAER (TAMA)……………………………4.97
  • JEWELL (HAMILTON)……………………….4.95
  • RATHBUN DAM (APPANOOSE)………………….4.85
  • DAKOTA CITY (DALLAS)…………………….4.78
  • FORT DODGE 5NNW (WEBSTER)………………..4.75
  • TRIPOLI (BREMER)………………………..4.62
  • GUTHRIE CENTER (GUTHRIE)…………………4.53
  • ALGONA 3W (KOSSUTH)……………………..4.52
  • WEBSTER CITY (HAMILTON)………………….4.28
  • WEBSTER CITY AWOS (HAMILTON)……………..4.24
  • DES MOINES ASOS (POLK)…………………..4.19
  • KANAWHA (HANCOCK)……………………….4.19
  • PRAIRIE CITY (JASPER)……………………4.18
  • WEST DES MOINES 1 NE (POLK)………………4.16
  • AMES ASOS (STORY)……………………….3.99
  • ALGONA AWOS (KOSSUTH)……………………3.76
  • POCAHONTAS (POCAHONTAS)………………….3.74
  • CARROLL (CARROLL)……………………….3.73
  • KNOXVILLE (MARION)………………………3.63
  • LAMONI ASOS (DECATUR)……………………3.63
  • GRIMES (POLK)…………………………..3.40
  • WINTERSET 1N (MADISON)…………………..3.40
  • BONDURANT (POLK)………………………..3.35
  • LAMONI (DECATUR)………………………..3.24
  • PERRY (DALLAS)………………………….3.21
  • EMMETSBURG (PALO ALTO)…………………..3.20
  • CARROLL AWOS (CARROLL)…………………..3.13
  • ALLERTON (WAYNE)………………………..3.08
  • BRITT (HANCOCK)…………………………2.93
  • MASON CITY ASOS (CERRO GORDO)…………….2.68
  • ESTHERVILLE ASOS (EMMET)…………………2.65
  • INDIANOLA 2W (WARREN)……………………2.64
  • LAKE MILLS (WINNEBAGO)…………………..2.38

According to the Nation Weather Service, Des Moines received only 3.15 inches of rain for the entire month of May in 2012.

The rainfall has pushed many rivers and creeks out of their banks and caused severe flooding issues for many cities. Governor Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for 22 counties since Saturday, including; Linn, Benton, Grundy, Johnson, Louisa, Lyon, Mitchell, Poweshiek and Wapello, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Floyd, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Mahaska, Marshall, Plymouth, Sioux, Tama and Wright counties.



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