Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1904

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1904
1-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1898 1907
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1934
Ties: 1916, 1963, 1993
Apr–May 1904
2-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
16th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1977
Mar–May 1904
3-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1960
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Feb–May 1904
4-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Jan–May 1904
5-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Dec 1903–May 1904
6-Month
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1936
Nov 1903–May 1904
7-Month
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1978
Oct 1903–May 1904
8-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899, 1979
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Sep 1903–May 1904
9-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Aug 1903–May 1904
10-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1979
Jul 1903–May 1904
11-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.9°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Jun 1903–May 1904
12-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1904
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Dec 1902–May 1904
18-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1979
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2017
Ties: 1899
Jun 1902–May 1904
24-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1905
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2017
Jun 1901–May 1904
36-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1905, 1918
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2000
Ties: 1917, 1971, 1995
Jun 1900–May 1904
48-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1900 1907
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1934
Ties: 1908, 1912, 1913, 1968, 1969
Jun 1899–May 1904
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1903 1907, 1997
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1935
Ties: 1903, 1917, 1921, 1975, 1983, 1986

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 3, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/