Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
4.9°F
(2.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
4.6°F
(2.5°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2002
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
28.4°F
(-2.0°C)
24.5°F
(-4.2°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 2006
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
3.7°F
(2.0°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1995
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1992, 2005
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899, 1912
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1942, 1987
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1939, 1942, 1992
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899, 1936
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1914, 1987
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1918
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Ties: 1914, 1968, 1984
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1906
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1935, 2002
Ties: 1930, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1973
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1997
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1935
Ties: 1900, 1905, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1953, 1970, 1973, 1980

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 9, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/