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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1953

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1953
1-Month
61.7°F
(16.5°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1947
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2018
Apr–May 1953
2-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1950 1997
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1977
Mar–May 1953
3-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1960
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 2008
Feb–May 1953
4-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1947
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 1984
Jan–May 1953
5-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 1968, 2009
Dec 1952–May 1953
6-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1980, 1995, 2003
Nov 1952–May 1953
7-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1977, 2013
Oct 1952–May 1953
8-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1972, 1989
Sep 1952–May 1953
9-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Aug 1952–May 1953
10-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1978
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1949, 1959, 1966
Jul 1952–May 1953
11-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2012
Ties: 1949, 1966, 1972, 2003
Jun 1952–May 1953
12-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2012
Ties: 2003
Dec 1951–May 1953
18-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
31st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1951–May 1953
24-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952, 1979, 1994
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Ties: 1961
Jun 1950–May 1953
36-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2000
Ties: 1979
Jun 1949–May 1953
48-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1951 2002
Jun 1948–May 1953
60-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1997
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2002, 2006
Ties: 1952, 1962, 1963, 1969

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