Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
19.6°F
(-6.9°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1983
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2015
Ties: 1934
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
24.3°F
(-4.3°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1985
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2001
Ties: 1897
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1985
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1985
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Ties: 1932, 1972
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1985
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Ties: 1989
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1992 1985
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Ties: 1924
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Ties: 1976
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1917
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1912, 1929
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1951
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1978, 1979
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1951
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1931
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1899, 1926, 1960, 1961, 1967, 1972
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1905
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1907
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934, 2002
Ties: 1908, 1918, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1982

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published November 2019, retrieved on December 7, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/