May Wraps Up Near Normal For Heat & Rainfall

Rain drops falling from a black umbrella concept for bad weather
Rain drops falling from a black umbrella concept for bad weather, winter or protection

Des Moines, Iowa – Despite a few hot days and some heavy downpours in parts of Iowa, state climatologist Harry Hillaker says the state overall ended the month of May with both near-normal warmth and rainfall.

The warmest day in Iowa for the month was May 6th when it reached 90 degrees in Cedar Rapids and Hawarden. The lowest temperature was set on May 15th with 27 degrees in Cresco, Decorah and Elkader. While most of eastern Iowa was drier than normal, much of Iowa’s western third got a drenching during May, wrapping up the month much wetter than normal.

One of the driest places in the state was the Des Moines area, with just 2.6 inches of rain during May. The forecast for the month of June calls for slightly cooler-than-normal temperatures and near-normal rainfall.

About Chris Berg 1356 Articles
Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.