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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1970

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1970
1-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
-6.0°F
(-3.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1978, 2019
Feb–Mar 1970
2-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Jan–Mar 1970
3-Month
25.7°F
(-3.5°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Dec 1969–Mar 1970
4-Month
25.6°F
(-3.6°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1951, 2008
Nov 1969–Mar 1970
5-Month
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1956
Oct 1969–Mar 1970
6-Month
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Sep 1969–Mar 1970
7-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1978
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Aug 1969–Mar 1970
8-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1978
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Jul 1969–Mar 1970
9-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Jun 1969–Mar 1970
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 2019
May 1969–Mar 1970
11-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1978
Apr 1969–Mar 1970
12-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1996
Oct 1968–Mar 1970
18-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1997
Apr 1968–Mar 1970
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1994
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1997
Apr 1967–Mar 1970
36-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1995
Apr 1966–Mar 1970
48-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest to Date 1996
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Apr 1965–Mar 1970
60-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1997
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1957, 2006
Ties: 1969, 1979

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/