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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1951

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1951
1-Month
64.6°F
(18.1°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1947
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2018
Ties: 1980, 2006
Apr–May 1951
2-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1997
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1977
Mar–May 1951
3-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1960
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–May 1951
4-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1947
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1975, 2008
Jan–May 1951
5-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1979
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1993
Dec 1950–May 1951
6-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Nov 1950–May 1951
7-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Oct 1950–May 1951
8-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1969, 2001
Sep 1950–May 1951
9-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1994
Aug 1950–May 1951
10-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1965
Jul 1950–May 1951
11-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1993
Jun 1950–May 1951
12-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1951
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Dec 1949–May 1951
18-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jun 1949–May 1951
24-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1952, 1979, 1994
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1997
Jun 1948–May 1951
36-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2000
Ties: 1962, 1995
Jun 1947–May 1951
48-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
Ties: 1968
Jun 1946–May 1951
60-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
56th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 20, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/