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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1954

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1954
1-Month
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1947
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2018
Apr–May 1954
2-Month
56.6°F
(13.7°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1997
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1952 1977
Mar–May 1954
3-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1960
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1952 2012
Ties: 2002
Feb–May 1954
4-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1947
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–May 1954
5-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1953–May 1954
6-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2015
Nov 1953–May 1954
7-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
16th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1953–May 1954
8-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 1953–May 1954
9-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1991
Aug 1953–May 1954
10-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1978
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 1953–May 1954
11-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jun 1953–May 1954
12-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1951
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1964
Dec 1952–May 1954
18-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1952–May 1954
24-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952, 1979, 1994
12th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1977, 2003, 2005
Jun 1951–May 1954
36-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952
29th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1958
Jun 1950–May 1954
48-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2002
Ties: 1950, 1965, 1979, 1995
Jun 1949–May 1954
60-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1997
51st Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006
Ties: 1979, 1982, 1996, 1998

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 27, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/