2010 Ranks as 6th Wettest June on Record

The Des Moines National Weather Service released updated figures on the month of June.  With just a few days left, June 2010 in Des Moines is now the 6th wettest on record.  Take a look at the chart below from the NWS in Des Moines.

RANK RAINFALL YEAR
1 15.79” 1881
2 14.19” 1947
3 13.45” 2008
4 12.16” 1882
5 9.91” 1998
6 9.83” 2010

 

Again these numbers are for Des Moines only.  But it shows that despite the rainy month it certainly is not the worst Iowa has ever seen.  Another bit of good news that prevented widespread flooding was that this rain fell over the course of the entire month, rather than over a week or two like in 2008.

Of course right now many area rivers are out of their banks after a few days of rain.  The good news is after this weekend, we should see a break from the rain for some time.

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