Iowa January Temperature by Year

This page is a list of the average statewide temperature in the month of January in Iowa for each year from 1895–2023. It is a statewide average over the entire territory of the state, based on data from the NOAA.
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What Was the Hottest January in Iowa History?
2006 was the warmest January in Iowa history. Statewide, the average daily high temperature was 39.9 °F, and the average low was 24.9 °F.
What Was the Coldest January in Iowa History?
1912 was the coolest January in Iowa history. Statewide, the average daily high temperature was 11.5 °F, and the average low was -6.7 °F.
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Year Rank High (°F) Low (°F)
2023 18 31.2 17.3
2022 95 26.2 3.4
2021 22 31.1 16.7
2020 29 30.4 15.8
2019 62 27.0 10.3
2018 71 27.0 8.7
2017 19 30.5 17.9
2016 51 26.7 12.4
2015 36 30.7 12.5
2014 101 25.6 2.8
2013 31 31.8 12.2
2012 10 36.3 16.7
2011 95 23.1 6.6
2010 104 20.2 6.9
2009 106 23.2 3.2
2008 83 25.4 7.8
2007 36 30.3 12.8
2006 1 39.9 24.9
2005 59 26.2 11.6
2004 72 26.7 8.7
2003 57 28.7 9.4
2002 5 38.8 18.4
2001 42 29.1 12.5
2000 36 31.5 11.8
1999 80 25.0 9.1
1998 24 30.2 16.8
1997 99 23.9 5.2
1996 89 25.3 6.2
1995 68 25.6 11.0
1994 116 19.6 1.4
1993 73 26.0 9.1
1992 7 35.4 18.9
1991 105 22.8 4.0
1990 3 39.7 19.7
1989 4 38.3 19.9
1988 91 25.7 5.6
1987 17 33.1 15.8
1986 27 32.6 13.8
1985 102 24.2 3.8
1984 73 26.2 8.9
1983 25 30.4 16.2
1982 124 17.5 -2.8
1981 30 34.2 11.4
1980 48 28.3 12.5
1979 128 13.2 -3.9
1978 122 17.4 -1.4
1977 127 17.0 -4.4
1976 55 30.2 8.4
1975 51 28.7 10.5
1974 81 25.4 8.4
1973 48 28.6 12.2
1972 97 24.6 4.8
1971 110 22.0 2.9
1970 117 19.0 0.1
1969 103 21.8 5.7
1968 65 27.7 9.3
1967 40 31.4 11.1
1966 114 20.5 1.7
1965 83 26.7 6.6
1964 13 35.6 15.2
1963 120 17.1 -0.7
1962 110 22.1 2.8
1961 66 29.4 7.6
1960 59 26.6 11.2
1959 106 23.3 3.2
1958 31 29.4 14.5
1957 108 23.0 3.3
1956 77 26.6 7.7
1955 57 27.7 10.6
1954 79 28.5 5.7
1953 44 29.0 12.2
1952 63 28.8 8.5
1951 88 25.7 6.3
1950 82 28.2 5.1
1949 86 25.2 7.3
1948 91 25.3 6.0
1947 21 33.7 14.2
1946 42 30.6 11.0
1945 75 25.2 9.6
1944 6 39.2 17.1
1943 99 23.9 5.4
1942 50 28.6 10.8
1941 34 29.2 14.2
1940 126 15.6 -2.3
1939 9 35.5 17.9
1938 59 28.0 9.8
1937 115 21.2 0.2
1936 123 16.4 -1.2
1935 63 27.5 9.7
1934 15 33.6 16.1
1933 2 40.5 20.4
1932 47 28.3 12.6
1931 8 37.2 17.1
1930 119 18.7 -1.3
1929 120 18.5 -2.0
1928 25 32.8 13.8
1927 51 28.4 10.9
1926 44 30.2 11.1
1925 75 27.4 7.5
1924 112 22.7 1.4
1923 16 33.4 16.0
1922 70 28.7 7.3
1921 10 34.6 18.3
1920 97 23.7 5.7
1919 14 35.2 15.2
1918 125 17.1 -2.6
1917 93 26.2 4.8
1916 85 26.3 6.5
1915 89 24.7 6.9
1914 12 35.4 16.9
1913 55 30.2 8.3
1912 129 11.5 -6.7
1911 66 28.9 7.9
1910 87 25.0 7.3
1909 51 28.4 10.8
1908 27 33.8 12.5
1907 77 25.5 8.9
1906 23 33.2 14.2
1905 118 19.2 -0.4
1904 109 21.9 3.5
1903 41 29.9 12.4
1902 44 30.8 10.4
1901 33 31.5 12.3
1900 19 33.6 14.8
1899 69 28.5 7.9
1898 34 30.5 12.9
1897 94 23.6 6.4
1896 36 31.3 11.8
1895 113 22.3 0.1