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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1953

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1953
1-Month
24.8°F
(-4.0°C)
23.5°F
(-4.7°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2006
Ties: 1967
Dec 1952–Jan 1953
2-Month
26.4°F
(-3.1°C)
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1984
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2002
Ties: 1999
Nov 1952–Jan 1953
3-Month
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2002
Ties: 1998
Oct 1952–Jan 1953
4-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
Sep 1952–Jan 1953
5-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1950
Aug 1952–Jan 1953
6-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1959, 1984, 1990
Jul 1952–Jan 1953
7-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1977
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
Ties: 1996
Jun 1952–Jan 1953
8-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1991
May 1952–Jan 1953
9-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Apr 1952–Jan 1953
10-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1998
Mar 1952–Jan 1953
11-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2013
Feb 1952–Jan 1953
12-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2013
Ties: 1985
Aug 1951–Jan 1953
18-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2013
Ties: 1968
Feb 1951–Jan 1953
24-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2013
Feb 1950–Jan 1953
36-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952, 1953
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2013
Ties: 1952
Feb 1949–Jan 1953
48-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2002
Ties: 1952, 1963
Feb 1948–Jan 1953
60-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1963
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2017
Ties: 1962

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