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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1979
1-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 2018
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1977
Mar–Apr 1979
2-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1965
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1961, 1982
Feb–Apr 1979
3-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-7.2°F
(-4.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1965
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–Apr 1979
4-Month
27.3°F
(-2.6°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
-9.1°F
(-5.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Apr 1979
5-Month
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-7.8°F
(-4.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Apr 1979
6-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-6.5°F
(-3.6°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–Apr 1979
7-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–Apr 1979
8-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-4.3°F
(-2.4°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Aug 1978–Apr 1979
9-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jul 1978–Apr 1979
10-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1951
Jun 1978–Apr 1979
11-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1962
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012, 2017
Ties: 1993
May 1978–Apr 1979
12-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1962
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012, 2017
Ties: 1993
Nov 1977–Apr 1979
18-Month
42.7°F
(5.9°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1977–Apr 1979
24-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1952
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1969
May 1976–Apr 1979
36-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1970
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1953, 1969
May 1975–Apr 1979
48-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1962, 1970
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1950, 1995
May 1974–Apr 1979
60-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962, 1997
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002, 2006
Ties: 1954, 1960

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