Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1955

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1955
1-Month
62.7°F
(17.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1934
Ties: 1922, 1949
Apr–May 1955
2-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
5.0°F
(2.8°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1977
Ties: 1941
Mar–May 1955
3-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1960
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1918, 1938, 1941
Feb–May 1955
4-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1928, 1945
Jan–May 1955
5-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1922
Dec 1954–May 1955
6-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1911
Nov 1954–May 1955
7-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1988
Oct 1954–May 1955
8-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899, 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1954–May 1955
9-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1914
Aug 1954–May 1955
10-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1948, 2007
Jul 1954–May 1955
11-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1899
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1919, 1941, 2004
Jun 1954–May 1955
12-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1904
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1992
Dec 1953–May 1955
18-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2017
Ties: 1981, 1992
Jun 1953–May 1955
24-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1905
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jun 1952–May 1955
36-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1905, 1918
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2000
Ties: 1939
Jun 1951–May 1955
48-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1944 1934
Ties: 1936, 1958
Jun 1950–May 1955
60-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907, 1997
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 1935
Ties: 1902, 1911, 1914, 1927, 1968

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/