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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1971

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1971
1-Month
36.7°F
(2.6°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1960
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1958, 1982, 2008
Feb–Mar 1971
2-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Jan–Mar 1971
3-Month
26.2°F
(-3.2°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1994, 2010
Dec 1970–Mar 1971
4-Month
27.2°F
(-2.7°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Nov 1970–Mar 1971
5-Month
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Oct 1970–Mar 1971
6-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1958
Sep 1970–Mar 1971
7-Month
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1978
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Aug 1970–Mar 1971
8-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1978
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1963
Jul 1970–Mar 1971
9-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1959
Jun 1970–Mar 1971
10-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1958, 1968
May 1970–Mar 1971
11-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1972, 2011
Apr 1970–Mar 1971
12-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1947, 1948, 1963, 1972
Oct 1969–Mar 1971
18-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1973
Apr 1969–Mar 1971
24-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1994
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Apr 1968–Mar 1971
36-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1953, 1969, 2010
Apr 1967–Mar 1971
48-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1996
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1962
Apr 1966–Mar 1971
60-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1997
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1957, 2006
Ties: 1962, 1973

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