Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
Ties: 1909
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1977
Ties: 1940
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1925, 1926, 1953, 1957, 1995
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 2015
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899, 1979
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1910, 1916, 1949, 2009
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1902, 1940, 2009
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1937, 1953, 1959, 1966, 1968, 2010
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1926, 1968, 2015
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1904
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1909, 1956
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 2010
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 2011, 2019
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905, 1918
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2000
Ties: 1898, 1968
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1934
Ties: 1961, 1981
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907, 1997
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1935
Ties: 1900, 1918, 1969, 1970, 1972

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2020, retrieved on July 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/