Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1911

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1911
1-Month
64.5°F
(18.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
4.7°F
(2.7°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1934
Apr–May 1911
2-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1907
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1906 1977
Ties: 1902, 1930, 1963, 1969, 1980, 1999
Mar–May 1911
3-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1909 1960
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1910 2012
Feb–May 1911
4-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1931
Jan–May 1911
5-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1927, 1928, 1939, 2004
Dec 1910–May 1911
6-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1955
Nov 1910–May 1911
7-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1906, 1944, 2003
Oct 1910–May 1911
8-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1899, 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1928
Sep 1910–May 1911
9-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1899
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1896
Aug 1910–May 1911
10-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1923, 1983, 1988
Jul 1910–May 1911
11-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1899
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1908 2012
Ties: 1902, 1908, 1946, 1983, 1990
Jun 1910–May 1911
12-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1904
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2012
Ties: 1915
Dec 1909–May 1911
18-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1909 2017
Ties: 1927, 1946, 1948, 1957, 1958, 1995, 2011
Jun 1909–May 1911
24-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1905
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1902 2017
Ties: 1946, 1957, 1974
Jun 1908–May 1911
36-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1905, 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 2000
Ties: 1925, 1948, 1949, 1959, 1965
Jun 1907–May 1911
48-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1934
Ties: 1916, 1948, 1949
Jun 1906–May 1911
60-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1910 1907, 1997
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1902 1935
Ties: 1902, 1914, 1927, 1955, 1968

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/