Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1997

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1997
1-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1907
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1934
Ties: 1935
Apr–May 1997
2-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1907
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1977
Ties: 1983
Mar–May 1997
3-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1960
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–May 1997
4-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1956
Jan–May 1997
5-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1909, 1994
Dec 1996–May 1997
6-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1937, 1969, 1996
Nov 1996–May 1997
7-Month
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Oct 1996–May 1997
8-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1899, 1979
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Sep 1996–May 1997
9-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1899
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Aug 1996–May 1997
10-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1899
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1920, 1993
Jul 1996–May 1997
11-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1899
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Jun 1996–May 1997
12-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1904
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 2014
Dec 1995–May 1997
18-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1917, 1980
Jun 1995–May 1997
24-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1905
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Jun 1994–May 1997
36-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1905, 1918
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2000
Ties: 1907, 1919, 1951, 1960, 1961
Jun 1993–May 1997
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1907
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934
Ties: 1900, 1920, 1962, 1963, 1971
Jun 1992–May 1997
60-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1907 1907, 1997
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1935
Ties: 1907

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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/