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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1956

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1956
1-Month
64.8°F
(18.2°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1947
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2018
Ties: 2004
Apr–May 1956
2-Month
56.9°F
(13.8°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1997
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 1977
Ties: 1982, 2009
Mar–May 1956
3-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1960
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1982, 2014
Feb–May 1956
4-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1947
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jan–May 1956
5-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Dec 1955–May 1956
6-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1963, 1970, 1971
Nov 1955–May 1956
7-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Oct 1955–May 1956
8-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1993
Sep 1955–May 1956
9-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1973, 1975
Aug 1955–May 1956
10-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1978
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1958, 1967, 2008
Jul 1955–May 1956
11-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1977, 1984, 2015
Jun 1955–May 1956
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1951
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1958, 1963, 1966, 1971, 2009
Dec 1954–May 1956
18-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1957, 1982
Jun 1954–May 1956
24-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952, 1979, 1994
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1991, 2004
Jun 1953–May 1956
36-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2000
Ties: 2004, 2012
Jun 1952–May 1956
48-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1952
14th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Jun 1951–May 1956
60-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1997
23rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006
Ties: 1984, 1993

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