Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1896
1-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
6.4°F
(3.6°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1983
15th Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Ties: 2011
Nov–Dec 1896
2-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1985
84th Warmest Warmest to Date 2001
Ties: 1943
Oct–Dec 1896
3-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1985
103rd Warmest Warmest to Date 1931
Sep–Dec 1896
4-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
Ties: 1983
Aug–Dec 1896
5-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
Jul–Dec 1896
6-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
Ties: 1972
Jun–Dec 1896
7-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
12th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
May–Dec 1896
8-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
28th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
Ties: 1926, 2008
Apr–Dec 1896
9-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1895 1931
Mar–Dec 1896
10-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1895 2012
Ties: 1916, 1919
Feb–Dec 1896
11-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
80th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1992, 2009
Jan–Dec 1896
12-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
75th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1935, 1971, 1975, 1976
Jul 1895–Dec 1896
18-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
82nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1927, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1977
Jan 1895–Dec 1896
24-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
29th Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
97th Warmest Warmest to Date 1931
Ties: 1912, 1937, 1969, 1978, 1985, 1993

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 19, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/