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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1959

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1959
1-Month
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1960
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Feb–Mar 1959
2-Month
32.1°F
(0.1°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1960
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Jan–Mar 1959
3-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1958
Dec 1958–Mar 1959
4-Month
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1949, 1972
Nov 1958–Mar 1959
5-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Oct 1958–Mar 1959
6-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1989
Sep 1958–Mar 1959
7-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1978
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2017
Ties: 1988
Aug 1958–Mar 1959
8-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1978
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2017
Ties: 1947, 1949
Jul 1958–Mar 1959
9-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1971
Jun 1958–Mar 1959
10-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 2015
May 1958–Mar 1959
11-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Apr 1958–Mar 1959
12-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1967, 1980, 1984
Oct 1957–Mar 1959
18-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1961, 1966
Apr 1957–Mar 1959
24-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1994
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1973, 1985
Apr 1956–Mar 1959
36-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1982, 1993, 2003
Apr 1955–Mar 1959
48-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1996
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2002
Ties: 1950
Apr 1954–Mar 1959
60-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1997
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1957, 2006
Ties: 2013

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