Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
4.0°F
(2.3°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1983
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2001
Ties: 1975, 1994
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
4.4°F
(2.4°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 1931
Ties: 1918
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1938, 1939
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 2011
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1931
Ties: 1939, 1998
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1988
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1931
Ties: 1918, 1963
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1949, 1994, 2004, 2020
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1988
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2001
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1955, 2011
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1931
Ties: 1914, 1923, 1947
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2017
Ties: 1912, 1916, 1959, 1985, 2015
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 1934
Ties: 1904, 1919, 1962, 1972, 1979
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 1934, 2002
Ties: 1917, 1961, 1963, 1980

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 4, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/