Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1986
1-Month
60.9°F
(16.1°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Ties: 2001
Apr–May 1986
2-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1977
Mar–May 1986
3-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 2004
Feb–May 1986
4-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Jan–May 1986
5-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
2.5°F
(1.3°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1896, 1925
Dec 1985–May 1986
6-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Nov 1985–May 1986
7-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1916
Oct 1985–May 1986
8-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899, 1979
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Sep 1985–May 1986
9-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Aug 1985–May 1986
10-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1916, 2001
Jul 1985–May 1986
11-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.7°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 2001
Jun 1985–May 1986
12-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1904
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1943, 1996
Dec 1984–May 1986
18-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1908, 1967, 1969, 1993
Jun 1984–May 1986
24-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1905
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1928, 1948
Jun 1983–May 1986
36-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1905, 1918
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2000
Ties: 1908, 1910, 1937, 1947, 1964, 1981
Jun 1982–May 1986
48-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1907
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934
Ties: 1914, 1915, 1926, 1946, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1974, 1975, 1985, 1998
Jun 1981–May 1986
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1907, 1997
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1935
Ties: 1903, 1904, 1917, 1921, 1975, 1983

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 2, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/