Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
17.0°F
(-8.3°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-5.7°F
(-3.1°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1983
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1927
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
25.2°F
(-3.8°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1985
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2001
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
32.6°F
(0.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1925 1985
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1985
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1932, 1996
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1985
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1919, 1925
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1985
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1896
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1985
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1898, 1989
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1961
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 2014
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 2014
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1951
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1905, 1926, 1960, 1962, 1982
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1951
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1916, 1924, 1960, 1967, 1970
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1952
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Ties: 1899, 1926, 1960, 1961, 1967, 1996
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1905
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1934
Ties: 1904, 1919, 1953, 1962, 1979
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1907
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1934, 2002
Ties: 1908, 1918, 1969, 1970, 1979, 1982, 1996

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published May 2021, retrieved on May 7, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/