Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2021
1-Month
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
9.2°F
(5.1°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1983
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Ties: 1923
Nov–Dec 2021
2-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
6.3°F
(3.5°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2001
Oct–Dec 2021
3-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
5.6°F
(3.1°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1931
Sep–Dec 2021
4-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
5.1°F
(2.9°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 1931
Aug–Dec 2021
5-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1931 1931
Jul–Dec 2021
6-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1931 1931
Jun–Dec 2021
7-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1985
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1931 1931
May–Dec 2021
8-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
3.1°F
(1.7°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1931
Ties: 1934
Apr–Dec 2021
9-Month
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1931
Ties: 1934
Mar–Dec 2021
10-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1951
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1931
Feb–Dec 2021
11-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2012
Ties: 2005
Jan–Dec 2021
12-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1938, 2017
Jul 2020–Dec 2021
18-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1951
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1941, 1954
Jan 2020–Dec 2021
24-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1951
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 1931
Ties: 2007
Jan 2019–Dec 2021
36-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1952
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Ties: 1931, 1939, 1954, 2003, 2005
Jan 2018–Dec 2021
48-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1905
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 1934
Ties: 1921, 1939, 1987, 2015, 2020
Jan 2017–Dec 2021
60-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2018 1907
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 1934, 2002
Ties: 2004, 2008

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published August 2022, retrieved on August 19, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/