Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1921

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1921
1-Month
62.6°F
(17.0°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1918 1934
Apr–May 1921
2-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1900 1977
Ties: 1895
Mar–May 1921
3-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1960
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 1921
4-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 1921
5-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
5.8°F
(3.2°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1979
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1920–May 1921
6-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1979
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2000
Nov 1920–May 1921
7-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
4.1°F
(2.3°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1979
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1920–May 1921
8-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
4.2°F
(2.3°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899, 1979
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 1920–May 1921
9-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
4.0°F
(2.2°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Aug 1920–May 1921
10-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1999
Jul 1920–May 1921
11-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1899
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1987, 2002
Jun 1920–May 1921
12-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1904
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1999
Dec 1919–May 1921
18-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2017
Ties: 1933, 1977, 1998
Jun 1919–May 1921
24-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1905
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1915 2017
Ties: 1914, 1941, 2002
Jun 1918–May 1921
36-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1905, 1918
29th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1922
Jun 1917–May 1921
48-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1903 1934
Ties: 1931, 1938, 1984
Jun 1916–May 1921
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907, 1997
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1917 1935
Ties: 1903, 1904, 1917, 1975, 1983, 1986

Citing This Page

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