Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1949
1-Month
25.4°F
(-3.7°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1983
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Ties: 1900, 1905, 1974, 1988
Nov–Dec 1949
2-Month
32.7°F
(0.4°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2001
Oct–Dec 1949
3-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Sep–Dec 1949
4-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1985
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1931
Ties: 1921, 1982, 1990, 2003, 2012
Aug–Dec 1949
5-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1985
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1931
Ties: 1979, 1984
Jul–Dec 1949
6-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1931
Ties: 1940, 1948, 1956, 1980, 2005
Jun–Dec 1949
7-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1987, 2020
May–Dec 1949
8-Month
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1999
Apr–Dec 1949
9-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1930, 1933, 2011
Mar–Dec 1949
10-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1951
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1953, 1994, 2004, 2020
Feb–Dec 1949
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1936, 1956, 1986
Jan–Dec 1949
12-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1901, 1944, 1980
Jul 1948–Dec 1949
18-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1951
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1923, 1933, 2015
Jan 1948–Dec 1949
24-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1951
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1928, 1946, 1977
Jan 1947–Dec 1949
36-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1952
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1902, 1947, 1977, 1982, 1998
Jan 1946–Dec 1949
48-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1905
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1942 1934
Ties: 1992, 2014
Jan 1945–Dec 1949
60-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1907
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1934, 2002
Ties: 1948, 1994

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/