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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1979
1-Month
62.5°F
(16.9°C)
63.4°F
(17.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1997
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Apr–May 1979
2-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1966 1997
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1977
Ties: 1990, 1993
Mar–May 1979
3-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1960
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Feb–May 1979
4-Month
40.7°F
(4.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-5.6°F
(-3.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1960
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jan–May 1979
5-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
-7.5°F
(-4.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Dec 1978–May 1979
6-Month
32.7°F
(0.4°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-6.6°F
(-3.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Nov 1978–May 1979
7-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-5.7°F
(-3.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Oct 1978–May 1979
8-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
-5.0°F
(-2.8°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Sep 1978–May 1979
9-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Aug 1978–May 1979
10-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1978
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jul 1978–May 1979
11-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jun 1978–May 1979
12-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1951, 1979, 1993
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Ties: 1951, 1993
Dec 1977–May 1979
18-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jun 1977–May 1979
24-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1952, 1979, 1994
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1952, 1994
Jun 1976–May 1979
36-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1952
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Ties: 1962, 1980
Jun 1975–May 1979
48-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1962
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1998
Jun 1974–May 1979
60-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1997
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1961

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