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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1976

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1976
1-Month
61.6°F
(16.4°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1947
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2018
Apr–May 1976
2-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1997
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1977
Mar–May 1976
3-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1960
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–May 1976
4-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1947
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2005
Jan–May 1976
5-Month
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1977
Dec 1975–May 1976
6-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
11th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1975–May 1976
7-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
2.5°F
(1.3°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1981, 1999
Oct 1975–May 1976
8-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1987, 2002
Sep 1975–May 1976
9-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
10th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Aug 1975–May 1976
10-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1978
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 1975–May 1976
11-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 1981
Jun 1975–May 1976
12-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1951
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1974–May 1976
18-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1989, 2004
Jun 1974–May 1976
24-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1952, 1979, 1994
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jun 1973–May 1976
36-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1952
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2000
Ties: 1999
Jun 1972–May 1976
48-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1952
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2002
Ties: 1993, 1999
Jun 1971–May 1976
60-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1997
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2002, 2006
Ties: 1959, 1999

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