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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1973

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1973
1-Month
60.0°F
(15.6°C)
62.4°F
(16.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1997
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1962
Apr–May 1973
2-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1997
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1977
Mar–May 1973
3-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1968, 1994
Feb–May 1973
4-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Jan–May 1973
5-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2012
Ties: 2004
Dec 1972–May 1973
6-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Nov 1972–May 1973
7-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
38.4°F
(3.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1952, 1970, 1971
Oct 1972–May 1973
8-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1956
Sep 1972–May 1973
9-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 2010
Aug 1972–May 1973
10-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1978
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 2008
Jul 1972–May 1973
11-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Jun 1972–May 1973
12-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1979, 1993
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1960, 1969, 1975, 2019
Dec 1971–May 1973
18-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1960, 1970
Jun 1971–May 1973
24-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1953, 1961
Jun 1970–May 1973
36-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2000
Ties: 1964
Jun 1969–May 1973
48-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1996
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1957
Ties: 1968, 1969, 1972, 1978
Jun 1968–May 1973
60-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1997
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 1957
Ties: 1962, 1969, 1980

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