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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1952

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1952
1-Month
61.8°F
(16.6°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1947
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2018
Apr–May 1952
2-Month
56.8°F
(13.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1997
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 1977
Mar–May 1952
3-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1960
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Feb–May 1952
4-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1947
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–May 1952
5-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1951–May 1952
6-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Nov 1951–May 1952
7-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Oct 1951–May 1952
8-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1947
Sep 1951–May 1952
9-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Aug 1951–May 1952
10-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1978
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1996
Jul 1951–May 1952
11-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 2014
Jun 1951–May 1952
12-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Ties: 1965, 1994
Dec 1950–May 1952
18-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jun 1950–May 1952
24-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1952, 1979, 1994
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2017
Ties: 1979, 1994
Jun 1949–May 1952
36-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2000
Jun 1948–May 1952
48-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1952
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2002
Jun 1947–May 1952
60-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2002, 2006
Ties: 1953, 1962, 1963, 1969

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 23, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/