Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1895

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1895
1-Month
61.0°F
(16.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
43rd Warmest Warmest to Date 1934
Ties: 1972
Apr–May 1895
2-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
112th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
15th Warmest Warmest to Date 1977
Ties: 1921
Mar–May 1895
3-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
35th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1939, 1998
Feb–May 1895
4-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
48th Coolest Coolest to Date 1899
79th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1966, 2001, 2018
Jan–May 1895
5-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
28th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
99th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1897

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 8, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/