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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1948

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1948
1-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-5.8°F
(-3.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1948
2-Month
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1972
Jan–Mar 1948
3-Month
26.8°F
(-2.9°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Dec 1947–Mar 1948
4-Month
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
29th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1977
Nov 1947–Mar 1948
5-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1993
Oct 1947–Mar 1948
6-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
37th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Sep 1947–Mar 1948
7-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1972
Aug 1947–Mar 1948
8-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1978
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2017
Jul 1947–Mar 1948
9-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1946, 2013
Jun 1947–Mar 1948
10-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1974, 1991
May 1947–Mar 1948
11-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
30th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1956
Apr 1947–Mar 1948
12-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1947, 1963, 1971, 1972
Oct 1946–Mar 1948
18-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
41st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1953, 1987
Apr 1946–Mar 1948
24-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest to Date 1994
33rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1972, 1983

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