Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1983
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2015
Ties: 1921, 1940
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2001
Ties: 2019
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 1931
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 1931
Ties: 1947, 1954
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 1931
Ties: 1999
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 1931
Ties: 1940, 1948, 1949, 1980, 2005
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 1931
Ties: 1900, 1922, 1999
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
57.6°F
(14.2°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 1931
Ties: 1933, 2007, 2011
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 1931
Ties: 1977
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1951
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2012
Ties: 1910, 1973
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1936, 1949, 1986
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1918
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1908, 1911, 1957
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1931
Ties: 1911, 1990, 2020
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 2008
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1905
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1934
Ties: 1922, 1931, 1936, 1988
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1907
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1942 1934, 2002
Ties: 1931, 1957, 1988, 2013, 2015, 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2021, retrieved on March 3, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/