Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1899

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1899
1-Month
59.6°F
(15.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1898 1907
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1934
Ties: 1978
Apr–May 1899
2-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1898 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1977
Ties: 1933, 1944, 2014
Mar–May 1899
3-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Feb–May 1899
4-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
-5.8°F
(-3.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1899
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Jan–May 1899
5-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Dec 1898–May 1899
6-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Nov 1898–May 1899
7-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Oct 1898–May 1899
8-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1899, 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Ties: 1979
Sep 1898–May 1899
9-Month
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Aug 1898–May 1899
10-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Jul 1898–May 1899
11-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Jun 1898–May 1899
12-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1904
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Dec 1897–May 1899
18-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2017
Ties: 1904
Jun 1897–May 1899
24-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest to Date 1905
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2017
Ties: 1913
Jun 1896–May 1899
36-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1905, 1918
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2000
Ties: 1952, 1980
Jun 1895–May 1899
48-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
116th Warmest Warmest to Date 1934
Ties: 1919, 1952, 1953, 1996

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