Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1907
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1934
Ties: 1897, 1905, 2005
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 2000
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
3.7°F
(2.0°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1931, 1990
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Ties: 2002
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1976, 2005
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899, 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1939, 1942
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1899
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1939
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1955, 1992
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1915
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905, 1918
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Ties: 1908, 1910, 1937, 1947, 1964, 1986
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1961, 1973
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907, 1997
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1935
Ties: 1901, 1913, 1951, 1980, 1996

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 13, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/