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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1978

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1978
1-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 2018
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 1952
Mar–Apr 1978
2-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.9°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1965
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Apr 1978
3-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
-6.8°F
(-3.8°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1965
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Apr 1978
4-Month
28.4°F
(-2.0°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
-8.0°F
(-4.4°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1977–Apr 1978
5-Month
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-6.9°F
(-3.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1962
Nov 1977–Apr 1978
6-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-5.7°F
(-3.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Oct 1977–Apr 1978
7-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1979
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1962
Sep 1977–Apr 1978
8-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Aug 1977–Apr 1978
9-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jul 1977–Apr 1978
10-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1969, 1993
Jun 1977–Apr 1978
11-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.3°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2017
Ties: 1952, 1994
May 1977–Apr 1978
12-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2017
Ties: 1973, 2001, 2010
Nov 1976–Apr 1978
18-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 2014
May 1976–Apr 1978
24-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1952
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1980, 2015
May 1975–Apr 1978
36-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1970
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1977, 1993, 1999
May 1974–Apr 1978
48-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1962, 1970
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1966, 1974
May 1973–Apr 1978
60-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1962, 1997
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002, 2006
Ties: 1977, 1983, 1999

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