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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1963

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1963
1-Month
62.7°F
(17.1°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1947
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1962 2018
Ties: 1978
Apr–May 1963
2-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1997
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1962 1977
Ties: 1965
Mar–May 1963
3-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1960
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Feb–May 1963
4-Month
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1947
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Jan–May 1963
5-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1994
Dec 1962–May 1963
6-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1956, 1970, 1971
Nov 1962–May 1963
7-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1959, 1973
Oct 1962–May 1963
8-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 2009, 2011
Sep 1962–May 1963
9-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1967
Aug 1962–May 1963
10-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1978
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 2009
Jul 1962–May 1963
11-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1967, 2009
Jun 1962–May 1963
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1951
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1956, 1958, 1966, 1971, 2009
Dec 1961–May 1963
18-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2017
Ties: 1973
Jun 1961–May 1963
24-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1952, 1979, 1994
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1962 2017
Ties: 1969
Jun 1960–May 1963
36-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1952
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2000
Ties: 1961, 1967, 1994
Jun 1959–May 1963
48-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1952
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2002
Ties: 1980
Jun 1958–May 1963
60-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1997
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1962 2002, 2006
Ties: 1952, 1953, 1962, 1969

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 17, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/