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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, February 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
February 1979
1-Month
15.2°F
(-9.3°C)
28.6°F
(-1.9°C)
-13.4°F
(-7.4°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jan–Feb 1979
2-Month
12.0°F
(-11.1°C)
26.3°F
(-3.2°C)
-14.3°F
(-7.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1992
Dec 1978–Feb 1979
3-Month
16.2°F
(-8.8°C)
26.5°F
(-3.1°C)
-10.3°F
(-5.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1992
Nov 1978–Feb 1979
4-Month
22.2°F
(-5.4°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-7.7°F
(-4.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Oct 1978–Feb 1979
5-Month
28.5°F
(-1.9°C)
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
-6.2°F
(-3.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Sep 1978–Feb 1979
6-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Aug 1978–Feb 1979
7-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jul 1978–Feb 1979
8-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jun 1978–Feb 1979
9-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1962
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1978–Feb 1979
10-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1962
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1969, 1973, 1986, 1997
Apr 1978–Feb 1979
11-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1969, 2014
Mar 1978–Feb 1979
12-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Sep 1977–Feb 1979
18-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Mar 1977–Feb 1979
24-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1952
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Mar 1976–Feb 1979
36-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1953, 1963
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Ties: 1967, 1995
Mar 1975–Feb 1979
48-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1970
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1960
Mar 1974–Feb 1979
60-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1963, 1970
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1961, 1967, 1968, 1980, 1981

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