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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1979
1-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1960
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1979
2-Month
25.8°F
(-3.4°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-8.6°F
(-4.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1960
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1979
3-Month
20.2°F
(-6.6°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-10.7°F
(-6.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Mar 1979
4-Month
21.2°F
(-6.0°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-8.7°F
(-4.8°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Mar 1979
5-Month
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-6.9°F
(-3.8°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–Mar 1979
6-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-5.8°F
(-3.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–Mar 1979
7-Month
35.8°F
(2.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Aug 1978–Mar 1979
8-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jul 1978–Mar 1979
9-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jun 1978–Mar 1979
10-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1993, 2001
May 1978–Mar 1979
11-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.3°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1969, 1993, 1994
Apr 1978–Mar 1979
12-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 2014
Oct 1977–Mar 1979
18-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.8°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1977–Mar 1979
24-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1994
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 2015
Apr 1976–Mar 1979
36-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1975–Mar 1979
48-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1996
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1965, 1969, 1973
Apr 1974–Mar 1979
60-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1997
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1957, 2006
Ties: 1969, 1970

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/