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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1949

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1949
1-Month
66.0°F
(18.9°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1947
16th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Apr–May 1949
2-Month
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1997
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 1977
Ties: 1980, 2007
Mar–May 1949
3-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1960
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1970
Feb–May 1949
4-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1947
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1966, 1997, 2001
Jan–May 1949
5-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1948–May 1949
6-Month
36.8°F
(2.7°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1972, 1975
Nov 1948–May 1949
7-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1970, 1972, 1975
Oct 1948–May 1949
8-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Sep 1948–May 1949
9-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 2010
Aug 1948–May 1949
10-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1978
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1953, 1959, 1966
Jul 1948–May 1949
11-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1953, 1966, 1972, 2003
Jun 1948–May 1949
12-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1951
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1947–May 1949
18-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1948, 1967
Jun 1947–May 1949
24-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1952, 1979, 1994
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1965
Jun 1946–May 1949
36-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
44th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1972, 2011

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/