Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1966

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1966
1-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1934
Apr–May 1966
2-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1907
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1977
Ties: 1947, 1950
Mar–May 1966
3-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1960
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1926, 1937, 1956, 1982
Feb–May 1966
4-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1895, 2001, 2018
Jan–May 1966
5-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1962, 1975
Dec 1965–May 1966
6-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1935, 1952
Nov 1965–May 1966
7-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1913, 1926, 1930, 1958, 1967
Oct 1965–May 1966
8-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899, 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1923, 1948
Sep 1965–May 1966
9-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2011
Aug 1965–May 1966
10-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1937, 1953, 1959, 1968, 1973, 2010
Jul 1965–May 1966
11-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1924, 1984, 2008, 2009
Jun 1965–May 1966
12-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1904
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1913, 1926, 1950, 2009, 2015
Dec 1964–May 1966
18-Month
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1979
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Jun 1964–May 1966
24-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1905
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1898, 1912, 1930, 1937
Jun 1963–May 1966
36-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1905, 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2000
Ties: 1950, 1954, 1958
Jun 1962–May 1966
48-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 1934
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1926, 1946, 1950, 1964, 1974, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1998
Jun 1961–May 1966
60-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1907, 1997
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1935
Ties: 1912, 1916, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1998

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/