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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1956

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1956
1-Month
37.1°F
(2.8°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1960
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Feb–Mar 1956
2-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1960
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan–Mar 1956
3-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Dec 1955–Mar 1956
4-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Nov 1955–Mar 1956
5-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1970
Oct 1955–Mar 1956
6-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
18th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Sep 1955–Mar 1956
7-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1978
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Aug 1955–Mar 1956
8-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1978
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1950, 2015
Jul 1955–Mar 1956
9-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1949
Jun 1955–Mar 1956
10-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 2011
May 1955–Mar 1956
11-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1948
Apr 1955–Mar 1956
12-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1995
Oct 1954–Mar 1956
18-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1984
Apr 1954–Mar 1956
24-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1994
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1964, 2003
Apr 1953–Mar 1956
36-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1979
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1955, 1989, 2006
Apr 1952–Mar 1956
48-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1996
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Apr 1951–Mar 1956
60-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1997
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 1957, 2006
Ties: 1990, 2015

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/