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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1961

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1961
1-Month
60.3°F
(15.7°C)
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1997
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2018
Ties: 1995
Apr–May 1961
2-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
58.1°F
(14.5°C)
-4.8°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 1977
Ties: 1983
Mar–May 1961
3-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1960
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Feb–May 1961
4-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1960
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Ties: 1949, 1966
Jan–May 1961
5-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.8°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1957, 1984
Dec 1960–May 1961
6-Month
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012
Ties: 1948
Nov 1960–May 1961
7-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1957
Oct 1960–May 1961
8-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1967, 1989
Sep 1960–May 1961
9-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1985, 1990
Aug 1960–May 1961
10-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1978
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Jul 1960–May 1961
11-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1949, 1977, 1990
Jun 1960–May 1961
12-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1951, 1979, 1993
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1966, 1990, 2011
Dec 1959–May 1961
18-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Jun 1959–May 1961
24-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1952, 1979, 1994
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2017
Ties: 1953
Jun 1958–May 1961
36-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1952
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2000
Ties: 1951, 1996, 1997, 2010
Jun 1957–May 1961
48-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1962
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2002
Ties: 1965, 1970
Jun 1956–May 1961
60-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1997
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2002
Ties: 1979

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