Climate at a Glance

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1986
1-Month
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1983
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2015
Nov–Dec 1986
2-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2001
Ties: 1944, 2010
Oct–Dec 1986
3-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1914, 1993, 2014, 2019
Sep–Dec 1986
4-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1907
Aug–Dec 1986
5-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1927, 1974, 2013
Jul–Dec 1986
6-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1910, 1944, 1959, 1964, 1978, 1981, 1983
Jun–Dec 1986
7-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1985
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1937, 1952, 1960, 1970
May–Dec 1986
8-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1908, 1959, 1990
Apr–Dec 1986
9-Month
55.5°F
(13.1°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1931
Ties: 1912, 1940, 1970
Mar–Dec 1986
10-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1951
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1991
Feb–Dec 1986
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1936, 1949, 1956
Jan–Dec 1986
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1913, 1991, 2000
Jul 1985–Dec 1986
18-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1951
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1918, 1965, 1970, 2008
Jan 1985–Dec 1986
24-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1951
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1931
Ties: 1945, 1958, 1971, 2019
Jan 1984–Dec 1986
36-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1952
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1908, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1927, 1944, 1976, 1981, 1993
Jan 1983–Dec 1986
48-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1905
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1934
Ties: 1913, 1916, 1930
Jan 1982–Dec 1986
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1907
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1934, 2002
Ties: 1901, 1902, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1983

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/