Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1960
65th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 2011
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
27.8°F
(-2.3°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1933, 2010, 2018
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
24.9°F
(-3.9°C)
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
66th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1932
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
25.9°F
(-3.4°C)
24.5°F
(-4.2°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1961
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1927, 1967
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
35.7°F
(2.1°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
60th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1927, 1948, 1980, 1985
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1912
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1944, 1972, 1980, 2011
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899, 1912
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1927, 1988, 2018
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1901, 1923, 1941, 1953, 1988
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1927, 2011, 2018
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1899, 1936
55th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1915, 1956, 1966
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1952
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1918
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2018
Ties: 1921, 1922, 1943
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1906
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 1935, 2002
Ties: 1933, 1942, 1992, 2001, 2006
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1997
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 1935

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/