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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1966

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1966
1-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1954 1947
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2018
Apr–May 1966
2-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.6°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1961 1997
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1977
Mar–May 1966
3-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1960
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Feb–May 1966
4-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.2°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1947
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1949, 1997, 2001
Jan–May 1966
5-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-3.5°F
(-2.0°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1971, 1972
Dec 1965–May 1966
6-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1961, 1986
Nov 1965–May 1966
7-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Oct 1965–May 1966
8-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Sep 1965–May 1966
9-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1968, 1977
Aug 1965–May 1966
10-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1978
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1949, 1953, 1959
Jul 1965–May 1966
11-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1949, 1953, 1972, 2003
Jun 1965–May 1966
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1951
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2012
Ties: 1956, 1958, 1963, 1971, 2009
Dec 1964–May 1966
18-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Jun 1964–May 1966
24-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1952, 1979, 1994
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1962, 1978, 1980
Jun 1963–May 1966
36-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1952
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2000
Ties: 1959, 1965, 1974
Jun 1962–May 1966
48-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1952
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2002
Ties: 1959, 1964, 1967, 1974, 1978
Jun 1961–May 1966
60-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1997
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2002, 2006

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