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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1965

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1965
1-Month
67.6°F
(19.8°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
4.4°F
(2.5°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1947
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2018
Apr–May 1965
2-Month
58.7°F
(14.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1997
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 1977
Ties: 1963
Mar–May 1965
3-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1960
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1984
Feb–May 1965
4-Month
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1947
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1950
Jan–May 1965
5-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Dec 1964–May 1965
6-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1962
Nov 1964–May 1965
7-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1969, 1996
Oct 1964–May 1965
8-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Sep 1964–May 1965
9-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1996
Aug 1964–May 1965
10-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1978
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1951
Jul 1964–May 1965
11-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1969
Jun 1964–May 1965
12-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1951
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1952, 1994
Dec 1963–May 1965
18-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 2014
Jun 1963–May 1965
24-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1952, 1979, 1994
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 1949
Jun 1962–May 1965
36-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1964 1952
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2000
Ties: 1959, 1966, 1974
Jun 1961–May 1965
48-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1952
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2002
Ties: 1950, 1954, 1979, 1995
Jun 1960–May 1965
60-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1964 1997
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2002, 2006
Ties: 1960, 1964

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