Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1934
Ties: 1931, 1943, 2002
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1977
Ties: 1954, 1957, 1975, 2018
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1995
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1897
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1996, 2019
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1940
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1929, 1943, 1969
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899, 1979
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 2001
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1956, 2019
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1899
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1929
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1899
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 2019
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1904
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012
Ties: 1969
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1900, 1912, 1937, 1962, 1978, 2009
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1905
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2017
Ties: 1900, 1963, 1970
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1905, 1918
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2000
Ties: 1904, 1917, 1995
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1934
Ties: 1900, 1920, 1962, 1963, 1997
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1907, 1997
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1935
Ties: 1919, 1952, 1962, 1982

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published March 2020, retrieved on April 6, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/