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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1946

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1946
1-Month
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1947
71st Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Ties: 1967, 1968
Apr–May 1946
2-Month
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
43rd Warmest Warmest to Date 1977
Ties: 1975, 2011
Mar–May 1946
3-Month
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
66th Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2007
Feb–May 1946
4-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
66th Coolest Coolest to Date 1947
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1998
Jan–May 1946
5-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1945–May 1946
6-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
19th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1945–May 1946
7-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
20th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1964
Oct 1945–May 1946
8-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
21st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1957
Sep 1945–May 1946
9-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1988
Aug 1945–May 1946
10-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 1945–May 1946
11-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
46th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
27th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 22, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/