Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1970
1-Month
63.1°F
(17.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1907
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1934
Apr–May 1970
2-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1907
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 1977
Ties: 1925, 1939, 1962
Mar–May 1970
3-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Feb–May 1970
4-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1939, 2002
Jan–May 1970
5-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1963
Dec 1969–May 1970
6-Month
32.9°F
(0.5°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1916
Nov 1969–May 1970
7-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1952
Oct 1969–May 1970
8-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899, 1979
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012
Ties: 1907, 1943, 1969
Sep 1969–May 1970
9-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 2001
Aug 1969–May 1970
10-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Jul 1969–May 1970
11-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1975
Jun 1969–May 1970
12-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1904
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012
Ties: 1920, 1965
Dec 1968–May 1970
18-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1916, 1936, 1960
Jun 1968–May 1970
24-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1905
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1900, 1963, 1971
Jun 1967–May 1970
36-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1905, 1918
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000
Ties: 1962
Jun 1966–May 1970
48-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1934
Ties: 1972
Jun 1965–May 1970
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1907, 1997
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1935
Ties: 1900, 1918, 1969, 1972, 1973

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/