Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
62.7°F
(17.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Ties: 1922, 1955
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1977
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1960
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1900
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1961
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
35.7°F
(2.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899, 1979
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1910, 1916, 1973, 2009
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1903
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1898, 1906, 1980
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1904
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1898, 1906, 1933, 1972, 1980, 1983
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1944 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1920, 1943, 1953
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1905
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2017
Ties: 1958, 1982, 1985
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1905, 1918
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2000
Ties: 1911, 1925, 1948, 1959, 1965
Jun 1945–May 1949
48-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1934
Ties: 1911, 1916, 1948
Jun 1944–May 1949
60-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907, 1997
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1935
Ties: 1915, 1931, 1948

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 1, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/