Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
6.3°F
(3.5°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2001
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1920, 1934, 1962
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1931
Ties: 1930, 1940, 2005
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1949, 1984
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1908, 1973, 1984, 2004
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1985
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1975 1931
Ties: 1965
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1931
Ties: 1964, 1984, 1991, 2003, 2004
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1931
Ties: 1895, 1944
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1951
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1925, 1982, 1997
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1985
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1917
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1924
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1951
121st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1978, 1996
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1931
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1906
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934
Ties: 1904, 1919, 1953, 1962, 1972
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1934, 2002
Ties: 1908, 1918, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1982, 1996

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 16, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/