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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1980

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1980
1-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1960
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2012
Feb–Mar 1980
2-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-5.2°F
(-2.9°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1960
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1980
3-Month
27.7°F
(-2.4°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Dec 1979–Mar 1980
4-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 2003
Nov 1979–Mar 1980
5-Month
31.1°F
(-0.5°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1974
Oct 1979–Mar 1980
6-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Sep 1979–Mar 1980
7-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1978
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1967
Aug 1979–Mar 1980
8-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1978
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1968, 1972
Jul 1979–Mar 1980
9-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1947, 1988
Jun 1979–Mar 1980
10-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1985
May 1979–Mar 1980
11-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1967
Apr 1979–Mar 1980
12-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1959, 1967, 1984
Oct 1978–Mar 1980
18-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1978–Mar 1980
24-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1994
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Apr 1977–Mar 1980
36-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1952, 1962, 1998
Apr 1976–Mar 1980
48-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1996
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2002
Apr 1975–Mar 1980
60-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1997
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 1957, 2006
Ties: 1952, 1981, 1996

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