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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1981

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1981
1-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
3.7°F
(2.1°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Mar 1981
2-Month
37.6°F
(3.1°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Mar 1981
3-Month
34.0°F
(1.1°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1980–Mar 1981
4-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Nov 1980–Mar 1981
5-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Oct 1980–Mar 1981
6-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1966
Sep 1980–Mar 1981
7-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Aug 1980–Mar 1981
8-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Jul 1980–Mar 1981
9-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jun 1980–Mar 1981
10-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1999
May 1980–Mar 1981
11-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1964
Apr 1980–Mar 1981
12-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1976
Oct 1979–Mar 1981
18-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 2003
Apr 1979–Mar 1981
24-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1994
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 2005
Apr 1978–Mar 1981
36-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1961, 1967, 1973
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
48-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1996
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1968, 1978, 1982, 1995, 1999
Apr 1976–Mar 1981
60-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1997
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1957, 2006
Ties: 1952, 1980, 1996

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/