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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1972

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1972
1-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1960
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 2003, 2018
Feb–Mar 1972
2-Month
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1960
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1948
Jan–Mar 1972
3-Month
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1963, 1975, 2008
Dec 1971–Mar 1972
4-Month
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1949, 1959
Nov 1971–Mar 1972
5-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Oct 1971–Mar 1972
6-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1988
Sep 1971–Mar 1972
7-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1978
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1948
Aug 1971–Mar 1972
8-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1978
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1968, 1980
Jul 1971–Mar 1972
9-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1962
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1958, 1968
Jun 1971–Mar 1972
10-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1962
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1984
May 1971–Mar 1972
11-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1962
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Ties: 1971, 2011
Apr 1971–Mar 1972
12-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1962
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Ties: 1947, 1948, 1963, 1971
Oct 1970–Mar 1972
18-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1968, 1995, 1996
Apr 1970–Mar 1972
24-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1994
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1948, 1983
Apr 1969–Mar 1972
36-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1951, 1964, 2015
Apr 1968–Mar 1972
48-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1996
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1952
Apr 1967–Mar 1972
60-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1997
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1957, 2006
Ties: 1963

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