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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1949

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1949
1-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 2018
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1977
Mar–Apr 1949
2-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1965
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Feb–Apr 1949
3-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1965
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1969, 2013
Jan–Apr 1949
4-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
36.5°F
(2.5°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
15th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1993
Dec 1948–Apr 1949
5-Month
31.4°F
(-0.3°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1956
Nov 1948–Apr 1949
6-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Oct 1948–Apr 1949
7-Month
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Sep 1948–Apr 1949
8-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
28th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1959, 1963, 1971
Aug 1948–Apr 1949
9-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Jul 1948–Apr 1949
10-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1966, 1967
Jun 1948–Apr 1949
11-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012, 2017
Ties: 1966
May 1948–Apr 1949
12-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1962
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012, 2017
Ties: 1972
Nov 1947–Apr 1949
18-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
26th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1985
May 1947–Apr 1949
24-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1952
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1993
May 1946–Apr 1949
36-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
26th Coolest Coolest to Date 1970
41st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published October 2019, retrieved on October 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/