Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1901
1-Month
60.2°F
(15.7°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1900 1934
Apr–May 1901
2-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1907
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 1977
Mar–May 1901
3-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1960
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1898, 1928, 1958
Feb–May 1901
4-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2012
Jan–May 1901
5-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1961, 1984
Dec 1900–May 1901
6-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1903, 1967
Nov 1900–May 1901
7-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Oct 1900–May 1901
8-Month
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899, 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1944, 1945, 1968, 1980
Sep 1900–May 1901
9-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1925, 1935, 1945, 2018
Aug 1900–May 1901
10-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1900, 1946
Jul 1900–May 1901
11-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1899
35th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1988, 1989
Jun 1900–May 1901
12-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1904
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 2012
Ties: 1900, 1902
Dec 1899–May 1901
18-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1979
46th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1909, 1941, 2020
Jun 1899–May 1901
24-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1905
33rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1902, 1938, 1987, 1990
Jun 1898–May 1901
36-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1905, 1918
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1898 2000
Ties: 1984, 2010
Jun 1897–May 1901
48-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1907
85th Warmest Warmest to Date 1934
Ties: 1910, 1917, 1927, 2011
Jun 1896–May 1901
60-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1907, 1997
101st Warmest Warmest to Date 1935
Ties: 1913, 1951, 1980, 1981, 1996

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/