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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1979
1-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1950, 2018
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1977
Ties: 1997
Mar–Apr 1979
2-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1965
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1982, 1993, 1996, 2018
Feb–Apr 1979
3-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
-7.6°F
(-4.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1965 1960
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–Apr 1979
4-Month
25.7°F
(-3.5°C)
35.3°F
(1.8°C)
-9.6°F
(-5.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–Apr 1979
5-Month
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
33.3°F
(0.7°C)
-8.2°F
(-4.5°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–Apr 1979
6-Month
27.4°F
(-2.6°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
-6.9°F
(-3.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–Apr 1979
7-Month
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
36.9°F
(2.7°C)
-6.0°F
(-3.3°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–Apr 1979
8-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1978
Aug 1978–Apr 1979
9-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jul 1978–Apr 1979
10-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.1°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jun 1978–Apr 1979
11-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012, 2017
May 1978–Apr 1979
12-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012, 2017
Nov 1977–Apr 1979
18-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1977–Apr 1979
24-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1976–Apr 1979
36-Month
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1952, 1962
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
May 1975–Apr 1979
48-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1954, 1968, 1969, 1973
May 1974–Apr 1979
60-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002, 2006
Ties: 1951, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1972

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