Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2020
1-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
5.7°F
(3.2°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 1905
Feb–Mar 2020
2-Month
32.6°F
(0.3°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
3.9°F
(2.1°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Mar 2020
3-Month
29.4°F
(-1.4°C)
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
4.3°F
(2.4°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2019–Mar 2020
4-Month
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
24.5°F
(-4.2°C)
4.8°F
(2.7°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2019–Mar 2020
5-Month
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2007
Oct 2019–Mar 2020
6-Month
32.8°F
(0.4°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1914, 1990
Sep 2019–Mar 2020
7-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1981, 1995
Aug 2019–Mar 2020
8-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1912
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2019–Mar 2020
9-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899, 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1983
Jun 2019–Mar 2020
10-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
May 2019–Mar 2020
11-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1945, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2007
Apr 2019–Mar 2020
12-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899, 1936
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1901, 1995
Oct 2018–Mar 2020
18-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
68th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1911, 1948, 1949, 1965, 1996, 1998
Apr 2018–Mar 2020
24-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1952
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1921, 1950, 1958, 1965
Apr 2017–Mar 2020
36-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1918
44th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2018
Ties: 1903, 1976, 2009
Apr 2016–Mar 2020
48-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1906
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1935, 2002
Ties: 1989
Apr 2015–Mar 2020
60-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1997
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 1935

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 8, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/