Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1905

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1905
1-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1907
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1904 1934
Ties: 1897, 1981, 2005
Apr–May 1905
2-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1907
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1977
Ties: 1943, 1990
Mar–May 1905
3-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1960
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1929
Feb–May 1905
4-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Jan–May 1905
5-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1979
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1960
Dec 1904–May 1905
6-Month
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1979
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Nov 1904–May 1905
7-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1979
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1962, 2008
Oct 1904–May 1905
8-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899, 1979
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1937, 1965
Sep 1904–May 1905
9-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1929, 1943
Aug 1904–May 1905
10-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1960
Jul 1904–May 1905
11-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1899
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Jun 1904–May 1905
12-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1904
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2012
Ties: 1897
Dec 1903–May 1905
18-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1904 2017
Jun 1903–May 1905
24-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1905
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1904 2017
Jun 1902–May 1905
36-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1905, 1918
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1904 2000
Ties: 1918
Jun 1901–May 1905
48-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1907
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1904 1934
Ties: 1918, 1980
Jun 1900–May 1905
60-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1907, 1997
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1904 1935
Ties: 1953, 1979

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 31, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/