Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2020

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2020
1-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
59.8°F
(15.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907
95th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1934
Ties: 1927, 1940, 1976
Apr–May 2020
2-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1907
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1977
Ties: 1905, 1943, 1990
Mar–May 2020
3-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1960
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–May 2020
4-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
41st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1928, 1945, 1955
Jan–May 2020
5-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1941
Dec 2019–May 2020
6-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1919, 2004, 2007
Nov 2019–May 2020
7-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Oct 2019–May 2020
8-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899, 1979
37th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1922, 1935, 1974, 1988, 1990
Sep 2019–May 2020
9-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2007
Aug 2019–May 2020
10-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2019–May 2020
11-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1899
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jun 2019–May 2020
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1904
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1985, 1988
Dec 2018–May 2020
18-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1919, 1984
Jun 2018–May 2020
24-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1905
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1911, 1946, 1957, 1974
Jun 2017–May 2020
36-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1905, 1918
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2019 2000
Ties: 1931, 1974, 1977, 2009, 2016
Jun 2016–May 2020
48-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1907
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2019 1934
Ties: 1922, 1924, 1957, 1991, 2017
Jun 2015–May 2020
60-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2019 1907, 1997
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1935
Ties: 2007

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 10, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/