Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2018
1-Month
67.0°F
(19.4°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
7.2°F
(4.0°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1934
Apr–May 2018
2-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1977
Ties: 1954, 1957, 1971, 1975
Mar–May 2018
3-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1960
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1919, 1972
Feb–May 2018
4-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1899
78th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1895, 1966, 2001
Jan–May 2018
5-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
77th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1948, 1958
Dec 2017–May 2018
6-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1913, 2010
Nov 2017–May 2018
7-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1923, 1924
Oct 2017–May 2018
8-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899, 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1913, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1967, 1972, 2013
Sep 2017–May 2018
9-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
48th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1901, 1925, 1935, 1945
Aug 2017–May 2018
10-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1927, 1944, 1972, 2011
Jul 2017–May 2018
11-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1899
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1927, 1944, 1945, 2011
Jun 2017–May 2018
12-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1904
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1908, 1944, 1945, 2011
Dec 2016–May 2018
18-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 2003
Jun 2016–May 2018
24-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1905
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 1935, 1988
Jun 2015–May 2018
36-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1905, 1918
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2000
Jun 2014–May 2018
48-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1934
Ties: 2001
Jun 2013–May 2018
60-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1907, 1997
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1935
Ties: 1925, 1943, 1957, 1990, 2013

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2020, retrieved on June 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/