Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
5.4°F
(3.0°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1983
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2015
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
5.3°F
(2.9°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2001
Ties: 2020
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 1931
Ties: 1963
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 1931
Ties: 1912, 1933, 2006
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1933, 1980
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1988, 2003, 2020
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1949, 2020
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 1931
Ties: 1918, 1938
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Ties: 1921
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1931 2012
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
2.3°F
(1.2°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Ties: 1998, 2006
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1931
Ties: 1934, 1988
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1952
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1921, 2004, 2016
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1905
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1934
Ties: 1921, 1939, 2015, 2020
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1934, 2002
Ties: 1938, 1939, 1989, 1992, 2014

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/