Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1920, 1923
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1907
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1977
Ties: 1984
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1960
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1961
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-6.5°F
(-3.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
28.3°F
(-2.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-6.0°F
(-3.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-5.3°F
(-3.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1899 1899, 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1899
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1904
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1899
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1912
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1904 1904
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1905 1905
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1905, 1918
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1907, 1997
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1935
Ties: 1905, 1953

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 5, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/