Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1948
1-Month
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1954, 2019
Feb–Mar 1948
2-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1941, 1982
Jan–Mar 1948
3-Month
22.8°F
(-5.1°C)
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1912
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1916
Dec 1947–Mar 1948
4-Month
23.2°F
(-4.9°C)
24.4°F
(-4.2°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1979
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1950, 1972, 1996
Nov 1947–Mar 1948
5-Month
24.7°F
(-4.1°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 2008
Oct 1947–Mar 1948
6-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1912
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1916, 2011
Sep 1947–Mar 1948
7-Month
35.7°F
(2.1°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1927, 1980, 1985, 2003
Aug 1947–Mar 1948
8-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1912
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1934, 1961, 2007
Jul 1947–Mar 1948
9-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899, 1912
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2012
Ties: 1901, 1945, 1957, 1989
Jun 1947–Mar 1948
10-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2012
Ties: 1911
May 1947–Mar 1948
11-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 2012
Ties: 1911, 1980
Apr 1947–Mar 1948
12-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1899, 1936
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1913
Oct 1946–Mar 1948
18-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1979
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1911, 1949, 1965, 1996, 1998, 2020
Apr 1946–Mar 1948
24-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1952
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1908, 1967, 1973, 2019
Apr 1945–Mar 1948
36-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1918
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Ties: 1898, 1908, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978
Apr 1944–Mar 1948
48-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1906
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1935, 2002
Ties: 1946, 1959, 1974, 1977, 2010
Apr 1943–Mar 1948
60-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1997
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1935
Ties: 1915, 1927, 1947, 1950, 1967, 1968, 1995

Citing This Page

  • 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/