Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
20.1°F
(-6.6°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1983
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1926, 1932
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
28.8°F
(-1.8°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2001
Ties: 1969, 2007, 2014
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1974, 2017
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1920, 1921, 1940, 2012
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1908, 1979, 1984, 2004
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1914, 1984
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1912, 1944, 1962, 1970
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1908, 1959, 1990, 2018, 2019
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1910, 1956
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Ties: 1913, 1933, 1963, 1981, 1990, 2004, 2010
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1988
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1906, 1944, 1963, 1984, 2013
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1930, 1943, 1963, 1968
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1952
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1900, 1966, 1984, 2009
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1934
Ties: 1908, 1909, 1967, 1978, 1995
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1934, 2002
Ties: 1904, 1909, 1971

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 13, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/