Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Ties: 1902
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1919, 1942, 2007
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1914
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1908, 1939
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.6°F
(0.8°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899, 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1938
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1948
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1904
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1988
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1979
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1968
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1905
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Ties: 1949, 1958, 1982
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1905, 1918
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1903, 1916, 1946, 1982, 1983, 1993
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1934
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1926, 1946, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1974, 1975, 1986, 1998
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907, 1997
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 1935
Ties: 1940, 1946, 1956, 1976

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 30, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/