Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
31.2°F
(-0.4°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
8.5°F
(4.8°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1983
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2015
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
29.4°F
(-1.4°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1985
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2001
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1931
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1931
Ties: 1902, 1969, 1992
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1985
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1931
Ties: 1904, 1937, 2018
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1985
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1931
Ties: 1910, 1944, 1964, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1985
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1931
Ties: 1944, 1955, 1982
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1931
Ties: 1908, 1986, 1990
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1931
Ties: 1908, 1973, 1990, 2018, 2019
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1951
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Ties: 1940, 1942, 1964, 1970, 2000
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1920, 1923, 1935
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1958, 1970
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1896, 1927, 1961, 1966, 1977
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1931
Ties: 1906, 1907, 1910, 1913, 1983
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1912, 1916, 1953, 1985, 2015
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1905
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1934
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1925, 1965, 1994, 2010
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1907
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1934, 2002
Ties: 1921, 1950

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 14, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/