Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1996
1-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.8°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934
Ties: 1990
Apr–May 1996
2-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1907
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 1977
Ties: 1953
Mar–May 1996
3-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–May 1996
4-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1899
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–May 1996
5-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1971, 2019
Dec 1995–May 1996
6-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1937, 1969, 1997
Nov 1995–May 1996
7-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1956
Oct 1995–May 1996
8-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899, 1979
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Sep 1995–May 1996
9-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1918, 1920, 1951
Aug 1995–May 1996
10-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1899
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1962
Jul 1995–May 1996
11-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1899
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1916, 1943
Jun 1995–May 1996
12-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1904
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1943, 1986
Dec 1994–May 1996
18-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1979
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1903, 1961, 1965, 1975, 2019
Jun 1994–May 1996
24-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1905
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Ties: 1907, 1908, 1919, 1925, 1927, 1947, 1967
Jun 1993–May 1996
36-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1905, 1918
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2000
Ties: 1900, 1912, 1913, 1967, 1972, 1994
Jun 1992–May 1996
48-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934
Ties: 1899, 1919, 1952, 1953
Jun 1991–May 1996
60-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1907, 1997
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1935
Ties: 1901, 1913, 1951, 1980, 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 14, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/