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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1949

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1949
1-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1960
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1949
2-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Jan–Mar 1949
3-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1948–Mar 1949
4-Month
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1959, 1972
Nov 1948–Mar 1949
5-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 2011
Oct 1948–Mar 1949
6-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
24th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Sep 1948–Mar 1949
7-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Aug 1948–Mar 1949
8-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1978
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1947, 1959
Jul 1948–Mar 1949
9-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1956
Jun 1948–Mar 1949
10-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1947
May 1948–Mar 1949
11-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1984
Apr 1948–Mar 1949
12-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1962
27th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1950, 2011
Oct 1947–Mar 1949
18-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1957
Apr 1947–Mar 1949
24-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1994
25th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1965, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1991
Apr 1946–Mar 1949
36-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
25th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 2005

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 22, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/