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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1951

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1951
1-Month
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-9.8°F
(-5.4°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Feb–Mar 1951
2-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-5.4°F
(-3.0°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1960
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Jan–Mar 1951
3-Month
27.1°F
(-2.7°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Dec 1950–Mar 1951
4-Month
25.6°F
(-3.6°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1970, 2008
Nov 1950–Mar 1951
5-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 2019
Oct 1950–Mar 1951
6-Month
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
19th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1993
Sep 1950–Mar 1951
7-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Aug 1950–Mar 1951
8-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1975
Jul 1950–Mar 1951
9-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Jun 1950–Mar 1951
10-Month
48.2°F
(9.0°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1965, 1969, 2014
May 1950–Mar 1951
11-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1997
Apr 1950–Mar 1951
12-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1993
Oct 1949–Mar 1951
18-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1962, 1978
Apr 1949–Mar 1951
24-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest to Date 1994
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1986
Apr 1948–Mar 1951
36-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
20th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1964, 1972, 2015
Apr 1947–Mar 1951
48-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest to Date 1996
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
Ties: 1954, 1960, 1961, 1986
Apr 1946–Mar 1951
60-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
26th Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
37th Warmest Warmest to Date 1957, 2006
Ties: 1954, 1978

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