Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
25.4°F
(-3.7°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1983
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1900, 1905, 1949, 1974
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2001
Ties: 1922, 1971, 1980
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931
Ties: 1970
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1985
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931
Ties: 1927
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1985
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1905, 1908, 1963, 1990
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1985
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931
Ties: 1987, 2003
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1985
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1918, 1930, 1947, 1971, 2005
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 1931
Ties: 1953
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2001, 2007
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1953
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1973
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1951
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1931
Ties: 1934, 1987
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1933 2017
Ties: 1933, 2006
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1905
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1934
Ties: 1922, 1931, 1936, 1956
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1934, 2002
Ties: 1931, 1956, 1957, 2013, 2015, 2017

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