Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1898
1-Month
16.8°F
(-8.4°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.2°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1983
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2015
Nov–Dec 1898
2-Month
23.8°F
(-4.6°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-5.4°F
(-3.0°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2001
Ties: 1955
Oct–Dec 1898
3-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-5.2°F
(-2.9°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Sep–Dec 1898
4-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Aug–Dec 1898
5-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Jul–Dec 1898
6-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Ties: 1903
Jun–Dec 1898
7-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1985
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Ties: 1989
May–Dec 1898
8-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
14th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Ties: 1972, 1989
Apr–Dec 1898
9-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Ties: 1909, 1976
Mar–Dec 1898
10-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
15th Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2012
Ties: 1907, 1945, 1960, 1976, 1989
Feb–Dec 1898
11-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1897 2012
Ties: 1899, 1902, 1907, 1916, 1945, 1969
Jan–Dec 1898
12-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1915, 1961, 1965, 2009, 2013
Jul 1897–Dec 1898
18-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1951
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1909, 1968, 1994, 2019
Jan 1897–Dec 1898
24-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1897 1931
Ties: 1899, 1962, 1966, 1980, 1994
Jan 1896–Dec 1898
36-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1952
98th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1903, 1950, 1963, 1968, 1970, 2010
Jan 1895–Dec 1898
48-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
16th Coolest Coolest to Date 1905
107th Warmest Warmest to Date 1934
Ties: 1920, 1963, 1969, 1980, 1997

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 21, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/