Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1985

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1985
1-Month
11.4°F
(-11.4°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-11.3°F
(-6.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1983
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Nov–Dec 1985
2-Month
20.0°F
(-6.7°C)
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
-9.3°F
(-5.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2001
Oct–Dec 1985
3-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-6.4°F
(-3.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Sep–Dec 1985
4-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Aug–Dec 1985
5-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.5°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Jul–Dec 1985
6-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Jun–Dec 1985
7-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1985
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
May–Dec 1985
8-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1917 1917
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Apr–Dec 1985
9-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1903
Mar–Dec 1985
10-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1951
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1904, 1915, 1932, 2008
Feb–Dec 1985
11-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1979
Jan–Dec 1985
12-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 2008
Jul 1984–Dec 1985
18-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1951
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1920, 1945, 2009
Jan 1984–Dec 1985
24-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1896, 1912, 1937, 1969, 1978, 1993
Jan 1983–Dec 1985
36-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1912, 1916, 1953, 1959, 2015
Jan 1982–Dec 1985
48-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1934
Ties: 1899, 1927, 1960, 1968, 1970
Jan 1981–Dec 1985
60-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1907
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1934, 2002
Ties: 1926, 1975, 1976

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published June 2021, retrieved on June 16, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/