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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1974

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1974
1-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Feb–Mar 1974
2-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1966, 2004
Jan–Mar 1974
3-Month
30.1°F
(-1.1°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 2009
Dec 1973–Mar 1974
4-Month
28.4°F
(-2.0°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2012
Ties: 1997
Nov 1973–Mar 1974
5-Month
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1980
Oct 1973–Mar 1974
6-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1955, 2013
Sep 1973–Mar 1974
7-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1978
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1968, 2004
Aug 1973–Mar 1974
8-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1978
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1953
Jul 1973–Mar 1974
9-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1953, 1989
Jun 1973–Mar 1974
10-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 1948, 1991
May 1973–Mar 1974
11-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1950, 2004, 2005
Apr 1973–Mar 1974
12-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2017
Ties: 1991
Oct 1972–Mar 1974
18-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1950, 1983, 2004
Apr 1972–Mar 1974
24-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1994
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2017
Ties: 1953, 1975
Apr 1971–Mar 1974
36-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1977
Apr 1970–Mar 1974
48-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1996
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2002
Ties: 1985, 1987
Apr 1969–Mar 1974
60-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1997
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 1957, 2006
Ties: 1953, 1975, 1986, 1994

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