Iowa City Weather in 1978

Historical record of Iowa City, Iowa weather for the year 1978 based on NOAA data.
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1978 Iowa City Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 94 °F September 7
Lowest temperature -12 °F December 10
Highest daily low 76 °F June 25
Lowest daily high 1 °F January 9
Most daily precipitation 2.9 inches June 29
Most daily snow 9.5 inches December 1
Total annual precipitation 46.4 inches -
Total annual snow 41.9 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Iowa City in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 94 °F Sep 7
2 93 °F Sep 9
2 93 °F Sep 8
4 92 °F Sep 10
4 92 °F Jun 11
4 92 °F May 26
7 91 °F Sep 11
7 91 °F Aug 18
7 91 °F Aug 14
7 91 °F Aug 9
7 91 °F Aug 8
7 91 °F Jun 26
7 91 °F May 27
Lowest Temperatures in Iowa City in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 -12 °F December 10
2 -10 °F January 22
2 -10 °F January 10
4 -9 °F January 9
5 -8 °F February 19
6 -6 °F January 27
6 -6 °F January 21
8 -5 °F December 9
8 -5 °F March 5
8 -5 °F February 18
8 -5 °F February 2
8 -5 °F January 29
January 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
30 3 0.30 4.5
18 -3 0.00 0.0
23 -3 0.00 0.0
37 13 0.00 0.0
36 28 0.00 0.0
37 25 0.00 0.0
36 33 0.00 0.0
35 -2 0.00 0.0
1 -9 0.00 0.0
6 -10 0.00 0.0
13 -2 0.00 0.0
19 8 0.08 1.0
19 14 0.03 0.5
23 14 0.01 0.0
15 -1 0.00 0.0
13 3 0.00 0.0
22 -3 0.00 0.0
22 3 0.00 0.0
25 15 0.00 0.0
21 16 0.00 0.0
17 -6 0.00 0.0
27 -10 0.00 0.0
29 12 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.02 0.3
28 3 0.00 0.0
12 -4 0.02 0.3
16 -6 0.00 0.0
15 -4 0.00 0.0
13 -5 0.00 0.0
17 -2 0.02 0.5
15 -2 0.00 0.0
February 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
20 6 0.07 0.8
20 -5 0.01 0.0
16 6 0.01 0.3
26 10 0.11 1.3
26 4 0.00 0.0
18 -3 0.00 0.0
20 -2 0.00 0.0
24 1 0.00 0.0
26 19 0.00 0.0
27 13 0.00 0.0
26 8 0.00 0.0
29 24 0.00 0.0
29 23 0.22 3.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
27 7 0.00 0.0
15 -3 0.00 0.0
14 -4 0.00 0.0
22 -5 0.00 0.0
23 -8 0.00 0.0
25 12 0.00 0.0
25 5 0.00 0.0
23 -4 0.02 0.0
33 18 0.04 0.5
40 16 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
25 6 0.00 0.0
33 11 0.01 0.3
33 26 0.00 0.0
March 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
27 9 0.00 0.0
26 18 0.10 1.0
24 14 0.20 0.5
15 -4 0.00 0.0
26 -5 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.00 0.0
31 22 0.00 0.0
33 16 0.00 0.0
36 8 0.00 0.0
38 21 0.00 0.0
38 31 0.15 0.0
37 31 0.00 0.0
36 30 0.00 0.0
37 33 0.02 0.0
38 34 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.08 1.0
46 20 0.00 0.0
46 35 0.00 0.0
50 26 0.00 0.0
51 35 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
56 35 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
31 24 0.60 4.5
46 29 0.05 0.5
53 22 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
57 36 0.00 0.0
65 37 0.00 0.0
80 43 0.00 0.0
April 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 41 0.00 0.0
56 32 0.00 0.0
79 37 0.01 0.0
78 46 0.03 0.0
57 36 0.14 0.0
64 47 0.58 0.0
76 39 0.00 0.0
71 44 0.36 0.0
77 41 0.26 0.0
64 43 1.70 0.0
63 35 0.00 0.0
65 45 0.00 0.0
63 34 0.00 0.0
57 40 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
58 39 0.00 0.0
58 33 0.40 0.0
56 38 1.04 0.0
49 44 0.19 0.0
46 37 0.01 0.0
57 36 0.05 0.0
56 37 0.00 0.0
64 38 0.37 0.0
54 41 0.01 0.0
64 44 0.02 0.0
66 39 0.00 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
69 45 0.00 0.0
67 52 0.03 0.0
62 40 0.00 0.0
May 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
60 32 0.00 0.0
64 37 0.00 0.0
65 37 0.00 0.0
65 49 0.00 0.0
52 39 0.39 0.0
55 37 0.05 0.0
51 46 0.91 0.0
65 49 0.31 0.0
61 47 0.05 0.0
79 39 0.00 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.52 0.0
67 46 1.72 0.0
64 48 0.00 0.0
62 48 0.02 0.0
64 50 0.00 0.0
72 55 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
78 54 0.00 0.0
77 60 0.00 0.0
70 51 0.00 0.0
70 52 0.01 0.0
70 60 0.00 0.0
77 61 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
92 68 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.88 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.00 0.0
June 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 67 0.00 0.0
73 52 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.01 0.0
85 47 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
92 65 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.07 0.0
77 57 2.39 0.0
87 71 0.00 0.0
87 71 0.07 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.82 0.0
77 56 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.14 0.0
80 63 0.02 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
90 76 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.57 0.0
89 70 0.30 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
88 63 2.86 0.0
89 72 0.00 0.0
July 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 73 0.00 0.0
88 66 1.18 0.0
85 69 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
88 69 0.00 0.0
85 66 2.47 0.0
83 65 0.00 0.0
84 65 1.70 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
77 59 0.00 0.0
76 64 0.22 0.0
82 71 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
89 67 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.06 0.0
84 73 0.04 0.0
88 69 2.42 0.0
88 n/a 0.66 0.0
88 70 0.50 0.0
84 70 0.73 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
89 72 0.17 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
81 72 0.02 0.0
76 60 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
August 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 64 0.00 0.0
82 68 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
79 52 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
88 65 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
90 73 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.15 0.0
86 64 0.37 0.0
91 70 0.26 0.0
89 57 0.00 0.0
82 53 0.00 0.0
n/a 57 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.11 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
89 73 0.59 0.0
87 71 0.09 0.0
83 69 0.62 0.0
83 65 1.33 0.0
81 67 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
September 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 61 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
89 67 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
86 56 0.00 0.0
89 58 0.00 0.0
94 62 0.00 0.0
93 66 0.00 0.0
93 66 0.00 0.0
92 66 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
89 71 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.54 0.0
81 66 0.31 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
81 62 2.29 0.0
84 62 2.16 0.0
88 73 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.85 0.0
67 54 0.01 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
73 45 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
78 48 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.00 0.0
64 52 0.03 0.0
October 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 42 0.00 0.0
72 51 0.66 0.0
62 50 0.05 0.0
66 46 0.10 0.0
65 48 0.05 0.0
57 46 0.00 0.0
56 45 0.00 0.0
61 33 0.00 0.0
62 50 0.57 0.0
64 53 0.37 0.0
64 49 0.00 0.0
62 49 0.06 0.0
54 40 0.01 0.0
54 36 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
55 40 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.04 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
78 39 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
78 47 0.00 0.0
54 39 0.05 0.0
62 33 0.00 0.0
61 51 0.13 0.0
59 31 0.00 0.0
62 32 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
63 40 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
66 46 0.00 0.0
November 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 38 0.05 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
75 42 0.00 0.0
75 45 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.32 0.0
49 44 0.02 0.0
53 28 0.00 0.0
60 35 0.00 0.0
66 41 0.00 0.0
63 36 0.00 0.0
59 42 0.00 0.0
44 37 0.06 0.0
61 41 0.99 0.0
48 27 0.00 0.0
37 29 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.06 0.0
38 33 0.91 0.0
54 32 0.00 0.0
48 19 0.00 0.0
n/a 24 0.00 0.0
27 24 0.00 0.0
32 25 0.00 0.0
37 31 0.39 1.5
41 25 0.00 0.0
37 29 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.02 0.3
33 30 0.20 2.0
31 10 0.00 0.0
44 21 0.04 0.0
33 14 0.00 0.0
December 1978 Iowa City Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
28 23 0.66 9.5
26 15 0.08 0.5
32 15 0.45 0.5
33 7 0.00 0.0
34 30 0.13 1.5
32 13 0.00 0.0
16 11 0.03 0.3
16 7 0.00 0.0
12 -5 0.00 0.0
16 -12 0.00 0.0
36 16 0.00 0.0
41 30 0.00 0.0
38 23 0.00 0.0
40 17 0.00 0.0
40 22 0.00 0.0
37 17 0.00 0.0
39 16 0.00 0.0
44 29 0.00 0.0
38 31 0.02 0.0
35 25 0.00 0.0
33 15 0.00 0.0
35 27 0.00 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
27 9 0.00 0.0
28 7 0.00 0.0
24 7 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.00 0.0
35 27 0.13 0.0
29 12 0.08 1.0
15 9 0.35 4.0
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1999–2024 Iowa City Municipal Airport location
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