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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1978

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1978
1-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1960
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1970, 2019
Feb–Mar 1978
2-Month
24.5°F
(-4.2°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-9.8°F
(-5.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1960
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1978
3-Month
20.5°F
(-6.4°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-10.4°F
(-5.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–Mar 1978
4-Month
21.5°F
(-5.8°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-8.4°F
(-4.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Nov 1977–Mar 1978
5-Month
25.3°F
(-3.7°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-6.6°F
(-3.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Oct 1977–Mar 1978
6-Month
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Sep 1977–Mar 1978
7-Month
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.5°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Aug 1977–Mar 1978
8-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1978
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jul 1977–Mar 1978
9-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jun 1977–Mar 1978
10-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1994
May 1977–Mar 1978
11-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1970
Apr 1977–Mar 1978
12-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1962
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1982
Oct 1976–Mar 1978
18-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1951, 1962
Apr 1976–Mar 1978
24-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1994
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1962
Apr 1975–Mar 1978
36-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1979
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1968, 1984, 1987
Apr 1974–Mar 1978
48-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1996
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1968, 1981, 1982, 1995, 1999
Apr 1973–Mar 1978
60-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1997
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 1957, 2006
Ties: 1951, 1954

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