Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, August 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
August 1979
1-Month
70.9°F
(21.6°C)
71.4°F
(21.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1915
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1947
Ties: 1896, 1911, 1944, 1962, 2002
Jul–Aug 1979
2-Month
71.6°F
(22.0°C)
72.7°F
(22.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1992
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1936
Ties: 1896, 1961
Jun–Aug 1979
3-Month
70.7°F
(21.5°C)
71.5°F
(21.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1915
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1936
Ties: 1926
May–Aug 1979
4-Month
67.7°F
(19.8°C)
68.5°F
(20.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1915
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1928, 1935, 1971, 1981, 1990
Apr–Aug 1979
5-Month
63.1°F
(17.3°C)
64.5°F
(18.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1982, 2004, 2008
Mar–Aug 1979
6-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1950
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1909, 1947, 1984, 2014
Feb–Aug 1979
7-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1904, 1950
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1960
Jan–Aug 1979
8-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Aug 1979
9-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Aug 1979
10-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–Aug 1979
11-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1912, 1979
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1912
Sep 1978–Aug 1979
12-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1912 1904
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Mar 1978–Aug 1979
18-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1977–Aug 1979
24-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Sep 1976–Aug 1979
36-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Sep 1975–Aug 1979
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1905
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1899, 1962, 1963, 1996, 1997
Sep 1974–Aug 1979
60-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1907
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1920

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 16, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/