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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1981

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1981
1-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1947
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2018
Ties: 2008
Apr–May 1981
2-Month
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1997
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 2001
Mar–May 1981
3-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1960
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 2016
Feb–May 1981
4-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1947
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–May 1981
5-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1980–May 1981
6-Month
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
9th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1980–May 1981
7-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
2.5°F
(1.3°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1976, 1999
Oct 1980–May 1981
8-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1964, 1998
Sep 1980–May 1981
9-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1964, 1998
Aug 1980–May 1981
10-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1978
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Jul 1980–May 1981
11-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1976
Jun 1980–May 1981
12-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1951
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1987, 2002
Dec 1979–May 1981
18-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1979–May 1981
24-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952, 1979, 1994
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jun 1978–May 1981
36-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2000
Ties: 1978
Jun 1977–May 1981
48-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002
Ties: 1960, 2011
Jun 1976–May 1981
60-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1997
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2002, 2006
Ties: 1961, 1974, 1975, 1980

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