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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1971

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1971
1-Month
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1947
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2018
Ties: 1995
Apr–May 1971
2-Month
56.7°F
(13.7°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1997
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1977
Mar–May 1971
3-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Feb–May 1971
4-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1947
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Jan–May 1971
5-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1966, 1972
Dec 1970–May 1971
6-Month
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1956, 1963, 1970
Nov 1970–May 1971
7-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Oct 1970–May 1971
8-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1975, 2010
Sep 1970–May 1971
9-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Aug 1970–May 1971
10-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1978
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1984
Jul 1970–May 1971
11-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Jun 1970–May 1971
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1951
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1956, 1958, 1963, 1966, 2009
Dec 1969–May 1971
18-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1978, 1996
Jun 1969–May 1971
24-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1952, 1979, 1994
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1995, 2010, 2015
Jun 1968–May 1971
36-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1952
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2000
Ties: 1997
Jun 1967–May 1971
48-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1952
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2002
Ties: 1970
Jun 1966–May 1971
60-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1997
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2002, 2006
Ties: 1970, 1973

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