Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1988
1-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1902, 1929, 1936
Feb–Mar 1988
2-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1899
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1903
Jan–Mar 1988
3-Month
24.0°F
(-4.4°C)
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1912
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1906, 1915
Dec 1987–Mar 1988
4-Month
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
24.4°F
(-4.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1926, 1980
Nov 1987–Mar 1988
5-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1928, 1939, 1968
Oct 1987–Mar 1988
6-Month
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1900, 1901, 1950, 1955, 2018
Sep 1987–Mar 1988
7-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1947, 1968, 1989
Aug 1987–Mar 1988
8-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1910, 1973
Jul 1987–Mar 1988
9-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1912
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1927, 2003, 2018
Jun 1987–Mar 1988
10-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1901, 1923, 1941, 1953, 2003
May 1987–Mar 1988
11-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Apr 1987–Mar 1988
12-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1936
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1921
Oct 1986–Mar 1988
18-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 2007
Apr 1986–Mar 1988
24-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1999
Apr 1985–Mar 1988
36-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1918
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 1955, 1991
Apr 1984–Mar 1988
48-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1906
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1935, 2002
Ties: 1945, 2012, 2015
Apr 1983–Mar 1988
60-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1997
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1935
Ties: 1999

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on May 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/