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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1950

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1950
1-Month
34.2°F
(1.2°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-6.1°F
(-3.4°C)
10th Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–Mar 1950
2-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Jan–Mar 1950
3-Month
26.6°F
(-3.0°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Dec 1949–Mar 1950
4-Month
27.4°F
(-2.6°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 1986, 1996
Nov 1949–Mar 1950
5-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1985
Oct 1949–Mar 1950
6-Month
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Sep 1949–Mar 1950
7-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2017
Ties: 2009, 2015
Aug 1949–Mar 1950
8-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
29th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2017
Ties: 1956, 2015
Jul 1949–Mar 1950
9-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
34th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 2011
Jun 1949–Mar 1950
10-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1962
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Ties: 1988, 1990
May 1949–Mar 1950
11-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1962
24th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1974, 2004, 2005
Apr 1949–Mar 1950
12-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1962
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2017
Ties: 1949, 2011
Oct 1948–Mar 1950
18-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2017
Ties: 1974, 1983, 2004
Apr 1948–Mar 1950
24-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1994
20th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1958, 1982, 2002
Apr 1947–Mar 1950
36-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1949 1979
20th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1988
Apr 1946–Mar 1950
48-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1996
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Ties: 1959

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/