Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1968

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1968
1-Month
20.7°F
(-6.3°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1964 1983
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2015
Nov–Dec 1968
2-Month
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.8°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1985
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2001
Ties: 1942, 1947, 1991
Oct–Dec 1968
3-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1985
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1931
Ties: 1992
Sep–Dec 1968
4-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1985
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1931
Ties: 1910, 1967
Aug–Dec 1968
5-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1985
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1931
Ties: 1901, 1910, 1955
Jul–Dec 1968
6-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1985
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1931
Ties: 1943, 1977, 2013
Jun–Dec 1968
7-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1985
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1931
Ties: 1910, 1943, 1974
May–Dec 1968
8-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1931
Ties: 1904, 1966
Apr–Dec 1968
9-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1931
Ties: 1910, 1920, 1928
Mar–Dec 1968
10-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1951
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 2002, 2018
Feb–Dec 1968
11-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1901, 1925, 1940, 1970
Jan–Dec 1968
12-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1910, 1927, 1942, 1974, 1983
Jul 1967–Dec 1968
18-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1951
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1898, 1909, 1994, 2019
Jan 1967–Dec 1968
24-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1951
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1931
Ties: 1930, 1943, 1963, 1973
Jan 1966–Dec 1968
36-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1952
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1898, 1903, 1950, 1963, 1970, 2010
Jan 1965–Dec 1968
48-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1905
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1934
Ties: 1899, 1927, 1960, 1970, 1985
Jan 1964–Dec 1968
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1934, 2002
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 15, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/