Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1972
1-Month
61.0°F
(16.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1934
Ties: 1895
Apr–May 1972
2-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1977
Ties: 1929
Mar–May 1972
3-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1960
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1919, 2018
Feb–May 1972
4-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1920, 1982
Jan–May 1972
5-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1920, 1943
Dec 1971–May 1972
6-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1923
Nov 1971–May 1972
7-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1902, 1915, 1963
Oct 1971–May 1972
8-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899, 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1913, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1967, 2013, 2018
Sep 1971–May 1972
9-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 2003
Aug 1971–May 1972
10-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1927, 1944, 2011, 2018
Jul 1971–May 1972
11-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1909, 1910, 1940, 1953, 1956, 1967
Jun 1971–May 1972
12-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1904
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1898, 1906, 1933, 1949, 1980, 1983
Dec 1970–May 1972
18-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1897, 1924, 1944, 1950
Jun 1970–May 1972
24-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1905
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1910, 1926, 1936, 1944, 1968, 1993, 2009
Jun 1969–May 1972
36-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1905, 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000
Ties: 1900, 1912, 1913, 1967, 1994, 1996
Jun 1968–May 1972
48-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1934
Ties: 1970
Jun 1967–May 1972
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907, 1997
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1935
Ties: 1900, 1918, 1969, 1970, 1973

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 11, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/