Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
65.2°F
(18.4°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
5.4°F
(3.0°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1934
Ties: 1896
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1977
Ties: 2001
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1934
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1899
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1974, 2009
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1933, 1968
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1955
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899, 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1922, 1935, 1974, 1990
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1900, 1938, 1957, 1974, 1983
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1911, 1923, 1983
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1899
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1901, 1989
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1904
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1985, 2020
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1932 2017
Ties: 1922
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1905
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1935, 2018
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1905, 1918
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2000
Ties: 1987, 1990, 1999
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1934
Ties: 1989, 2012
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907, 1997
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1935
Ties: 1938, 2012, 2015

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on July 15, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/