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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1957

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1957
1-Month
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1947
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Ties: 2005
Apr–May 1957
2-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1997
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1977
Mar–May 1957
3-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1960
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Feb–May 1957
4-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1947
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jan–May 1957
5-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1961, 2001, 2003, 2010
Dec 1956–May 1957
6-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Nov 1956–May 1957
7-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1961, 1974, 2003, 2010
Oct 1956–May 1957
8-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1946
Sep 1956–May 1957
9-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Aug 1956–May 1957
10-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1978
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1974
Jul 1956–May 1957
11-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1988
Jun 1956–May 1957
12-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1951
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 1989, 2005, 2013
Dec 1955–May 1957
18-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2017
Ties: 1956, 1982
Jun 1955–May 1957
24-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1952, 1979, 1994
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2017
Ties: 1958, 1984, 1985, 2002
Jun 1954–May 1957
36-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1952
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2000
Ties: 1991, 2005
Jun 1953–May 1957
48-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1952
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Ties: 2005, 2014
Jun 1952–May 1957
60-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1997
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006

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