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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1981

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1981
1-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
6.3°F
(3.5°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 2018
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Mar–Apr 1981
2-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
5.0°F
(2.8°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1965
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Apr 1981
3-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
4.2°F
(2.3°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1965
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Apr 1981
4-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Dec 1980–Apr 1981
5-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
7th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1980–Apr 1981
6-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
3.3°F
(1.8°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
6th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1976
Oct 1980–Apr 1981
7-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 2005
Sep 1980–Apr 1981
8-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Aug 1980–Apr 1981
9-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1954
Jul 1980–Apr 1981
10-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jun 1980–Apr 1981
11-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
2.2°F
(1.3°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012, 2017
May 1980–Apr 1981
12-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012, 2017
Ties: 2002
Nov 1979–Apr 1981
18-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1988
May 1979–Apr 1981
24-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1988, 1999, 2016
May 1978–Apr 1981
36-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1970
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1954
May 1977–Apr 1981
48-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1962, 1970
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1959, 1967, 1982, 1994
May 1976–Apr 1981
60-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962, 1997
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002, 2006

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