Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
23.6°F
(-4.7°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1895
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
30.4°F
(-0.9°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1985
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2001
Ties: 1904
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1985
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 2010
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1985
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1915, 2007
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1965, 2005
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1940, 1949, 1956, 1980, 2005
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1985
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1977
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1899, 1971, 1980
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1951
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1914, 1971, 1990, 2003
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1957
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1952, 1984, 1992
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1951
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 2012
Ties: 1901, 1964, 1991
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1951
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1965
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1952
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Ties: 1991
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1905
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1934
Ties: 1911, 1938, 1977, 1983
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 1934, 2002
Ties: 1949, 1994

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on August 4, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/