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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1983

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1983
1-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1947
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2018
Ties: 2019
Apr–May 1983
2-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-4.9°F
(-2.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 1977
Mar–May 1983
3-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1960
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2012
Ties: 1997, 2019
Feb–May 1983
4-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1947
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 2015
Jan–May 1983
5-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1955
Dec 1982–May 1983
6-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Nov 1982–May 1983
7-Month
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Oct 1982–May 1983
8-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Sep 1982–May 1983
9-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 2004
Aug 1982–May 1983
10-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1978
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jul 1982–May 1983
11-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jun 1982–May 1983
12-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1951
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1985
Dec 1981–May 1983
18-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Ties: 1959
Jun 1981–May 1983
24-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952, 1979, 1994
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Ties: 1974, 1998, 2014
Jun 1980–May 1983
36-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1952
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2000
Ties: 1988, 2016
Jun 1979–May 1983
48-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1952
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1984
Jun 1978–May 1983
60-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1997
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2002, 2006
Ties: 1955

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