Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1974
1-Month
25.4°F
(-3.7°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1983
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1900, 1905, 1949, 1988
Nov–Dec 1974
2-Month
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1985
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2001
Ties: 1907
Oct–Dec 1974
3-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.7°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1985
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1973, 2017
Sep–Dec 1974
4-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Aug–Dec 1974
5-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1927, 1986, 2013
Jul–Dec 1974
6-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1916
Jun–Dec 1974
7-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1985
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1910, 1943, 1968
May–Dec 1974
8-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1983, 1995
Apr–Dec 1974
9-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1931
Ties: 1958
Mar–Dec 1974
10-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1951
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1947, 1957, 1975
Feb–Dec 1974
11-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1952
Jan–Dec 1974
12-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1910, 1927, 1942, 1968, 1983
Jul 1973–Dec 1974
18-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1951
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1937, 1983, 2018
Jan 1973–Dec 1974
24-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1951
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1931
Ties: 1901, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1992, 2004
Jan 1972–Dec 1974
36-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1952
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1914, 1924
Jan 1971–Dec 1974
48-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1905
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1934
Ties: 1903, 1964, 1966, 1975, 2011
Jan 1970–Dec 1974
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 1934, 2002
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published July 2020, retrieved on August 6, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/