Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
21.6°F
(-5.8°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1904, 1910
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2001
Ties: 1933, 1952
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1933, 1936, 1966
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1944
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1985
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1910, 1944, 1959, 1964, 1978, 1983, 1986
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1906, 1928, 1991
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1958, 1997
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1911, 1946, 1947, 1964
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1954
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1913, 1933, 1963, 1973, 1990, 2004, 2010
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1922, 1930
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1932, 2007
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1931
Ties: 2003
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1908, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1927, 1944, 1976, 1986, 1993
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1912, 1926
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
85th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934, 2002
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1986

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2020, retrieved on August 14, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/