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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1951

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1951
1-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 2018
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1977
Mar–Apr 1951
2-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-8.0°F
(-4.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1965
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Feb–Apr 1951
3-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1965
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Jan–Apr 1951
4-Month
31.7°F
(-0.2°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Dec 1950–Apr 1951
5-Month
29.5°F
(-1.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-5.0°F
(-2.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Nov 1950–Apr 1951
6-Month
30.3°F
(-0.9°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 2014
Oct 1950–Apr 1951
7-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Sep 1950–Apr 1951
8-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Aug 1950–Apr 1951
9-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jul 1950–Apr 1951
10-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1979
Jun 1950–Apr 1951
11-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012, 2017
May 1950–Apr 1951
12-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012, 2017
Nov 1949–Apr 1951
18-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
May 1949–Apr 1951
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
6th Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1962, 1963, 1997
May 1948–Apr 1951
36-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1970
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1960, 1980, 1995
May 1947–Apr 1951
48-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962, 1970
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
May 1946–Apr 1951
60-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962, 1997
52nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006
Ties: 1965, 1966, 1998

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  • 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/