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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1973

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1973
1-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
6.4°F
(3.6°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1973
2-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1976
Jan–Mar 1973
3-Month
33.1°F
(0.6°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1972–Mar 1973
4-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1967
Nov 1972–Mar 1973
5-Month
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Oct 1972–Mar 1973
6-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1952, 1975
Sep 1972–Mar 1973
7-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1978
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1958
Aug 1972–Mar 1973
8-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1978
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Jul 1972–Mar 1973
9-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1975
Jun 1972–Mar 1973
10-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
May 1972–Mar 1973
11-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 2019
Apr 1972–Mar 1973
12-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1962
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1975, 1986
Oct 1971–Mar 1973
18-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1971
Apr 1971–Mar 1973
24-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1994
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1959, 1985
Apr 1970–Mar 1973
36-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1961, 1967, 1981
Apr 1969–Mar 1973
48-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1996
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1965, 1969, 1979
Apr 1968–Mar 1973
60-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1997
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1957, 2006
Ties: 1962, 1971

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