Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2008
1-Month
17.6°F
(-8.0°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1983
108th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Ties: 1976
Nov–Dec 2008
2-Month
27.4°F
(-2.6°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
91st Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2001
Ties: 1977
Oct–Dec 2008
3-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
94th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1901, 1969
Sep–Dec 2008
4-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
86th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Aug–Dec 2008
5-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
96th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1895, 1935, 1961, 1991
Jul–Dec 2008
6-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
98th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1915, 1942
Jun–Dec 2008
7-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1985
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1916
May–Dec 2008
8-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1896, 1926
Apr–Dec 2008
9-Month
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1917
99th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1919, 2013
Mar–Dec 2008
10-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1951
106th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1904, 1915, 1932, 1985
Feb–Dec 2008
11-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1929, 1960
Jan–Dec 2008
12-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1917
113th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1985
Jul 2007–Dec 2008
18-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1951
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1918, 1965, 1970, 1986
Jan 2007–Dec 2008
24-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1951
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1931
Ties: 1900, 1908, 1915, 1976, 1995, 2010, 2015
Jan 2006–Dec 2008
36-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1952
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2017
Ties: 1956
Jan 2005–Dec 2008
48-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1905
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1934
Ties: 1923, 2003, 2004
Jan 2004–Dec 2008
60-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1934, 2002
Ties: 2004

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published April 2021, retrieved on April 20, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/