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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1955

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1955
1-Month
66.1°F
(18.9°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1947
15th Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Apr–May 1955
2-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
4.6°F
(2.5°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1997
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 1977
Mar–May 1955
3-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2015
Feb–May 1955
4-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1947
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1990, 2009
Jan–May 1955
5-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1983
Dec 1954–May 1955
6-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
17th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1977
Nov 1954–May 1955
7-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
1.2°F
(0.6°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
15th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 1954–May 1955
8-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Sep 1954–May 1955
9-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Aug 1954–May 1955
10-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1978
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 2004
Jul 1954–May 1955
11-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1998
Jun 1954–May 1955
12-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1951
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1953–May 1955
18-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1979
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1953–May 1955
24-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1952, 1979, 1994
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1952–May 1955
36-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1952
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2000
Ties: 1989, 2002, 2014
Jun 1951–May 1955
48-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1952
19th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Ties: 1958, 1977, 1988, 2004
Jun 1950–May 1955
60-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1997
32nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006
Ties: 1983

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 25, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/