Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1942
1-Month
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1907
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 2017
Apr–May 1942
2-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1907
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1977
Mar–May 1942
3-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1960
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1963
Feb–May 1942
4-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2012
Jan–May 1942
5-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1919, 1985, 2007
Dec 1941–May 1942
6-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Nov 1941–May 1942
7-Month
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Oct 1941–May 1942
8-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899, 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1939, 1981
Sep 1941–May 1942
9-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1934
Aug 1941–May 1942
10-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1939, 1998
Jul 1941–May 1942
11-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1998
Jun 1941–May 1942
12-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1904
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1954, 1998
Dec 1940–May 1942
18-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Ties: 1934, 1935, 1939, 2007
Jun 1940–May 1942
24-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1905
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1939–May 1942
36-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1905, 1918
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2000
Ties: 1941, 1992
Jun 1938–May 1942
48-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1907
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 1934
Ties: 2000, 2005
Jun 1937–May 1942
60-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1907, 1997
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 1935
Ties: 1991

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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/