Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1947
1-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1934
Ties: 1917
Apr–May 1947
2-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1977
Ties: 1950, 1966
Mar–May 1947
3-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1951
Feb–May 1947
4-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1899
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1917, 1960
Jan–May 1947
5-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1979
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1993
Dec 1946–May 1947
6-Month
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1979
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1907
Nov 1946–May 1947
7-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1979
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1898, 1948, 1975
Oct 1946–May 1947
8-Month
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899, 1979
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1909, 1977
Sep 1946–May 1947
9-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1910, 1924, 1958, 1963, 1977
Aug 1946–May 1947
10-Month
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1956, 1984
Jul 1946–May 1947
11-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1899
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1907, 2010
Jun 1946–May 1947
12-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1904
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1903, 2010, 2019
Dec 1945–May 1947
18-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2017
Ties: 1938, 1956, 1982
Jun 1945–May 1947
24-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1905
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1907, 1908, 1919, 1925, 1927, 1967, 1996
Jun 1944–May 1947
36-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1905, 1918
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2000
Ties: 1908, 1910, 1937, 1964, 1981, 1986
Jun 1943–May 1947
48-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1907
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1945 1934
Ties: 1967, 2010
Jun 1942–May 1947
60-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1907, 1997
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1935
Ties: 1910, 1928, 1967, 1978

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/