Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1974
1-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1934
Ties: 2003
Apr–May 1974
2-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1977
Ties: 1908, 1918, 1946, 1989, 2003
Mar–May 1974
3-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Feb–May 1974
4-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1988, 2009
Jan–May 1974
5-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1898, 1910, 1945
Dec 1973–May 1974
6-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Nov 1973–May 1974
7-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1933, 1935, 2013
Oct 1973–May 1974
8-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899, 1979
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1922, 1935, 1988, 1990, 2020
Sep 1973–May 1974
9-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1900, 1938, 1957, 1983, 1988
Aug 1973–May 1974
10-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1957
Jul 1973–May 1974
11-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.3°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1900
Jun 1973–May 1974
12-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1904
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1957
Dec 1972–May 1974
18-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 1945
Jun 1972–May 1974
24-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1905
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1911, 1946, 1957, 2020
Jun 1971–May 1974
36-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1905, 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2000
Ties: 1931, 1977, 2009, 2016, 2020
Jun 1970–May 1974
48-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1934
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1926, 1946, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1998
Jun 1969–May 1974
60-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907, 1997
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 1935
Ties: 1912, 1916, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1998

Citing This Page

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