Iowa City Weather in 1973

Historical record of Iowa City, Iowa weather for the year 1973 based on NOAA data.
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1973 Iowa City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 95 °F July 9
Lowest temperature -8 °F January 9
Highest daily low 75 °F June 16
Lowest daily high 6 °F December 31
Most daily precipitation 2.1 inches May 27
Most daily snow 10.0 inches April 9
Total annual precipitation 45.0 inches -
Total annual snow 33.6 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Iowa City in 1973
Rank Temperature Date
1 95 °F Jul 9
1 95 °F Jul 8
3 94 °F Jul 12
4 93 °F Aug 28
4 93 °F Aug 27
4 93 °F Jul 13
4 93 °F Jun 16
4 93 °F Jun 9
9 92 °F Aug 29
9 92 °F Aug 26
9 92 °F Jul 10
9 92 °F Jul 7
9 92 °F Jul 4
9 92 °F Jul 3
9 92 °F Jun 10
Lowest Temperatures in Iowa City in 1973
Rank Temperature Date
1 -8 °F January 9
2 -6 °F December 31
3 -5 °F December 21
3 -5 °F February 17
3 -5 °F January 10
3 -5 °F January 6
7 -2 °F December 20
8 0 °F February 16
9 1 °F January 11
9 1 °F January 5
January 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
26 14 0.00 0.0
37 12 0.00 0.0
33 26 0.78 0.5
33 5 0.06 0.5
8 1 0.00 0.0
8 -5 0.00 0.0
18 3 0.00 0.0
18 10 0.02 0.3
10 -8 0.00 0.0
15 -5 0.00 0.0
10 1 0.00 0.0
25 4 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
39 35 0.00 0.0
53 31 0.00 0.0
51 43 0.00 0.0
54 35 0.31 0.0
40 29 0.38 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
33 28 0.11 0.0
37 31 0.45 3.0
33 14 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
51 25 0.00 0.0
51 26 0.00 0.0
45 35 0.01 0.0
36 23 0.06 0.5
28 11 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
February 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
46 40 0.27 0.0
46 32 0.06 0.5
47 25 0.00 0.0
53 31 0.00 0.0
45 34 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.00 0.0
33 17 0.09 1.0
17 6 0.00 0.0
31 4 0.00 0.0
30 12 0.00 0.0
33 11 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.28 2.0
34 32 0.13 1.0
32 13 0.08 1.0
15 0 0.00 0.0
22 -5 0.00 0.0
36 20 0.00 0.0
36 32 0.01 0.0
40 20 0.06 0.5
39 21 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
37 27 0.00 0.0
36 31 0.00 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
March 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
51 40 0.30 0.0
56 39 0.10 0.0
51 42 0.10 0.0
50 41 0.00 0.0
47 36 0.01 0.0
50 38 0.60 0.0
57 39 0.46 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
51 37 0.03 0.0
52 37 0.37 0.0
60 44 0.40 0.0
63 39 0.00 0.0
62 42 0.00 0.0
66 52 0.57 0.0
62 45 0.00 0.0
47 38 0.03 0.0
46 27 0.01 0.0
47 24 0.00 0.0
47 35 0.00 0.0
49 33 0.00 0.0
51 26 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.07 0.0
52 40 0.58 0.0
60 40 0.07 0.0
62 31 0.00 0.0
60 44 0.00 0.0
59 46 0.00 0.0
64 36 0.00 0.0
62 44 0.92 0.0
April 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 42 0.41 0.0
44 38 0.00 0.0
47 39 0.00 0.0
46 35 0.10 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
67 41 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.20 2.0
34 30 1.06 10.0
34 24 0.22 2.3
46 19 0.00 0.0
46 35 0.00 0.0
54 27 0.00 0.0
63 35 0.00 0.0
69 49 0.10 0.0
59 37 0.82 0.0
64 35 0.00 0.0
68 43 0.00 0.0
71 58 0.00 0.0
69 57 2.05 0.0
68 59 1.05 0.0
66 46 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
67 47 0.00 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
62 49 0.00 0.0
60 41 0.00 0.0
64 36 0.00 0.0
68 52 0.01 0.0
68 51 0.26 0.0
May 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
70 59 1.29 0.0
68 43 0.79 0.0
60 33 0.00 0.0
67 37 0.00 0.0
67 49 0.00 0.0
64 53 0.30 0.0
68 54 1.00 0.0
74 54 0.31 0.0
76 53 0.13 0.0
76 51 0.16 0.0
72 45 0.00 0.0
60 50 0.01 0.0
66 44 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.01 0.0
69 36 0.00 0.0
70 50 0.00 0.0
69 39 0.00 0.0
77 48 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
76 58 0.03 0.0
75 60 0.87 0.0
75 55 0.00 0.0
75 55 0.09 0.0
64 46 0.26 0.0
66 49 0.44 0.0
65 55 2.10 0.0
63 50 0.27 0.0
63 51 0.00 0.0
73 56 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
June 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 56 0.00 0.0
81 64 0.44 0.0
81 64 0.44 0.0
79 61 1.44 0.0
76 61 0.38 0.0
79 54 0.05 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
93 64 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.03 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
89 72 0.01 0.0
93 75 0.13 0.0
85 65 0.76 0.0
85 62 0.72 0.0
77 64 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.01 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
86 63 0.00 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.53 0.0
81 60 0.22 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
July 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 65 1.84 0.0
88 66 0.29 0.0
92 74 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.62 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
92 65 0.00 0.0
95 71 0.00 0.0
95 72 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.50 0.0
89 65 0.00 0.0
94 67 0.00 0.0
93 71 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.04 0.0
82 61 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
87 61 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
82 70 0.26 0.0
71 63 0.13 0.0
74 66 0.11 0.0
85 70 0.07 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.03 0.0
79 68 0.13 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
80 69 0.82 0.0
84 63 0.06 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
August 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 56 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.05 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
88 69 0.02 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.06 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.11 0.0
79 63 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.03 0.0
78 59 0.34 0.0
79 63 1.23 0.0
74 64 0.00 0.0
88 66 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
93 69 0.00 0.0
93 72 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.22 0.0
September 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
90 71 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.67 0.0
78 70 0.32 0.0
85 70 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
78 60 0.45 0.0
67 62 0.45 0.0
72 62 0.00 0.0
76 59 0.00 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
72 58 0.37 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
64 51 0.35 0.0
55 50 0.45 0.0
68 39 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
66 50 0.01 0.0
73 49 0.00 0.0
78 57 1.14 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
81 54 0.45 0.0
80 62 1.18 0.0
79 69 0.02 0.0
78 67 0.26 0.0
73 64 0.12 0.0
78 62 0.13 0.0
67 57 0.00 0.0
October 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
67 58 0.27 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.03 0.0
71 40 0.00 0.0
70 40 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.08 0.0
76 62 0.00 0.0
82 66 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.16 0.0
78 64 0.10 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
73 52 0.00 0.0
81 44 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
70 39 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
67 43 0.00 0.0
74 43 0.00 0.0
69 39 0.00 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
77 45 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
54 37 0.01 0.0
53 40 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.18 0.0
November 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
53 38 0.00 0.0
51 38 0.01 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
43 33 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
40 23 0.00 0.0
48 36 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
42 16 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
69 45 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.01 0.0
58 39 0.03 0.0
49 34 0.00 0.0
58 33 0.00 0.0
56 35 0.00 0.0
52 33 0.00 0.0
56 44 0.53 0.0
59 37 0.09 0.0
52 32 0.00 0.0
52 28 0.00 0.0
49 43 0.42 0.0
45 34 0.00 0.0
47 34 0.10 0.0
48 40 0.07 0.0
44 29 0.11 0.0
53 22 0.00 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
December 1973 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 28 0.00 0.0
66 35 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
44 35 1.13 0.0
44 23 0.18 2.0
23 16 0.00 0.0
29 6 0.00 0.0
34 17 0.00 0.0
34 21 0.00 0.0
22 7 0.00 0.0
29 8 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.22 2.0
25 16 0.05 0.5
27 16 0.07 0.5
25 8 0.00 0.0
22 6 0.00 0.0
25 20 0.00 0.0
23 19 0.17 2.0
19 -2 0.00 0.0
11 -5 0.00 0.0
29 4 0.00 0.0
30 14 0.00 0.0
36 28 0.23 0.0
38 34 0.03 0.0
36 31 0.00 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.15 1.5
36 13 0.00 0.0
22 3 0.00 0.0
6 -6 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Iowa City Municipal Airport location
1893–1998 Iowa City location