Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1948
1-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Apr–May 1948
2-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 1977
Mar–May 1948
3-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–May 1948
4-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1902, 2011
Jan–May 1948
5-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1958, 2018
Dec 1947–May 1948
6-Month
34.1°F
(1.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Nov 1947–May 1948
7-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1898, 1947, 1975
Oct 1947–May 1948
8-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899, 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1923, 1966
Sep 1947–May 1948
9-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1990
Aug 1947–May 1948
10-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1955, 2007
Jul 1947–May 1948
11-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1985
Jun 1947–May 1948
12-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 2003, 2013
Dec 1946–May 1948
18-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1911, 1927, 1946, 1957, 1958, 1995, 2011
Jun 1946–May 1948
24-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1905
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Ties: 1928, 1986
Jun 1945–May 1948
36-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1905, 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2000
Ties: 1911, 1925, 1949, 1959, 1965
Jun 1944–May 1948
48-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1945 1934
Ties: 1911, 1916, 1949
Jun 1943–May 1948
60-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907, 1997
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1935
Ties: 1915, 1931, 1949

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2020, retrieved on April 10, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/