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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1960

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1960
1-Month
23.4°F
(-4.8°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-16.9°F
(-9.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Feb–Mar 1960
2-Month
22.4°F
(-5.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-12.0°F
(-6.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1960
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Jan–Mar 1960
3-Month
22.7°F
(-5.2°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-8.2°F
(-4.6°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Dec 1959–Mar 1960
4-Month
25.9°F
(-3.4°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Nov 1959–Mar 1960
5-Month
27.2°F
(-2.7°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
7th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Oct 1959–Mar 1960
6-Month
31.3°F
(-0.4°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Ties: 2019
Sep 1959–Mar 1960
7-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Aug 1959–Mar 1960
8-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1986, 1993, 1994
Jul 1959–Mar 1960
9-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1962
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Ties: 2014
Jun 1959–Mar 1960
10-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1952
May 1959–Mar 1960
11-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1952, 1965, 1982
Apr 1959–Mar 1960
12-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Oct 1958–Mar 1960
18-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Apr 1958–Mar 1960
24-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1994
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1998
Apr 1957–Mar 1960
36-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1986, 1994
Apr 1956–Mar 1960
48-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1996
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2002
Ties: 1951, 1954, 1961, 1986
Apr 1955–Mar 1960
60-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1997
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 1957, 2006
Ties: 1983, 1999

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