The best times to visit Marshalltown for ideal weather are

May 7th to July 22nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Marshalltown Travel Info

Weather in Marshalltown

Temperature

Average temperatures in Marshalltown vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Marshalltown, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 85.8°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.7°F (17.6°C) at night.

Marshalltown Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Marshalltown Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Marshalltown Perceived Temperature (F)

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Marshalltown Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Marshalltown Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan28.118.29.6
Feb29.119.511.1
Mar47.836.427.6
Apr61.748.637.7
May73.861.350.1
Jun81.970.459.9
Jul84.473.362.7
Aug82.671.160.7
Sep76.963.551.8
Oct63.851.240.3
Nov48.937.628.3
Dec32.72415.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-2.2-7.7-12.4
Feb-1.6-6.9-11.6
Mar8.82.4-2.4
Apr16.59.23.2
May23.216.310.1
Jun27.721.315.5
Jul29.122.917.1
Aug28.121.715.9
Sep24.917.511
Oct17.710.74.6
Nov9.43.1-2.1
Dec0.4-4.4-8.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Marshalltown are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Marshalltown? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Marshalltown.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marshalltown (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan4%00.3
Feb6%00.8
Mar14%01.5
Apr25%05.4
May27%05.9
Jun29%05.4
Jul17%04
Aug20%04.2
Sep18%03.3
Oct16%02.7
Nov11%01.5
Dec10%01.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan400.8
Feb602
Mar1403.8
Apr25013.7
May27015
Jun29013.7
Jul17010.2
Aug20010.7
Sep1808.4
Oct1606.9
Nov1103.8
Dec1003.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Marshalltown has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (55.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73.2%).

Wind in Marshalltown is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by January and May. April’s average wind speed of around 11.2 knots (12.9 MPH or 20.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 19.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Marshalltown.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10.3Gentle breeze17.7Strong breeze
Feb10.1Gentle breeze16.8Significant breeze
Mar10Gentle breeze17Strong breeze
Apr11.2Significant breeze19.1Strong breeze
May10.2Gentle breeze18.3Strong breeze
Jun8Gentle breeze16.3Significant breeze
Jul6.2Light breeze12.9Strong breeze
Aug5.8Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Sep6.9Light breeze13.4Strong breeze
Oct8.5Gentle breeze15.4Significant breeze
Nov10Gentle breeze17Strong breeze
Dec9.6Gentle breeze16.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan67.7%
Feb67.9%
Mar64.2%
Apr55.9%
May55.9%
Jun63.9%
Jul67.8%
Aug70.6%
Sep63.6%
Oct59%
Nov62.6%
Dec73.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Marshalltown?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Marshalltown, IA, US is April, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Marshalltown in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.2 in November means 54.2% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Marshalltown Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 31.1°F (-0.5°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Marshalltown, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 40°F (4.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Marshalltown to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.5°F (0.8°C) and 26.8°F (-2.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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