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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1952

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1952
1-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1960
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1954
Feb–Mar 1952
2-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1960
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–Mar 1952
3-Month
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1951–Mar 1952
4-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Nov 1951–Mar 1952
5-Month
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Oct 1951–Mar 1952
6-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1973, 1975
Sep 1951–Mar 1952
7-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1978
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Aug 1951–Mar 1952
8-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1978
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jul 1951–Mar 1952
9-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1962
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Jun 1951–Mar 1952
10-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1960
May 1951–Mar 1952
11-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1960, 1965, 1982
Apr 1951–Mar 1952
12-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1962
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 2001
Oct 1950–Mar 1952
18-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2017
Apr 1950–Mar 1952
24-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1994
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2017
Apr 1949–Mar 1952
36-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2017
Ties: 1962, 1980, 1998
Apr 1948–Mar 1952
48-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
8th Coolest Coolest to Date 1996
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2002
Ties: 1972
Apr 1947–Mar 1952
60-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 1957, 2006
Ties: 1980, 1981, 1996

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  • 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/