Iowa and Its Climate

A view of Luther in the winter

Iowa is located in the American Midwest, a region of the country that features four seasonal changes. Climatic conditions vary widely from season to season.

Iowans appreciate four distinct seasons—lush, green springs; warm, breezy summers; crisp, colorful autumns; and bright, snowy winters. 

Monthly Temperature Averages

Month High Low Mean
Jan -3°C -13°C -8°C
Feb 1°C -11°C -5°C
Mar 8°C -4°C 2°C
Apr 16°C 2°C 9°C
May 22°C 8°C 16°C
Jun 27°C 14°C 21°C
Jul 29°C 16°C 23°C
Aug 28°C 16°C 22°C
Sep 24°C 10°C 17°C
Oct 17°C 4°C 11°C
Nov 8°C -3°C 3°C
Dec -1°C -11°C -6°C

At Luther, we believe our location and our setting provide the ideal atmosphere for undergraduates from all countries. Our students think so, too—we retain and graduate in four years an impressive percentage of them.