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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, January 1985

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
January 1985
1-Month
16.9°F
(-8.4°C)
23.6°F
(-4.7°C)
-6.7°F
(-3.7°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2006
Ties: 1971
Dec 1984–Jan 1985
2-Month
22.8°F
(-5.1°C)
25.1°F
(-3.8°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1984
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2002
Nov 1984–Jan 1985
3-Month
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
30.0°F
(-1.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1977
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2002
Oct 1984–Jan 1985
4-Month
35.0°F
(1.7°C)
36.0°F
(2.2°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1977
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2002
Ties: 1959, 1991
Sep 1984–Jan 1985
5-Month
40.7°F
(4.8°C)
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1977
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Aug 1984–Jan 1985
6-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1977
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1975
Jul 1984–Jan 1985
7-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1977
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Ties: 1990
Jun 1984–Jan 1985
8-Month
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1952
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1961, 1966
May 1984–Jan 1985
9-Month
54.8°F
(12.7°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1962
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1956, 1960
Apr 1984–Jan 1985
10-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1962
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1960, 1963, 1984
Mar 1984–Jan 1985
11-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1952
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Ties: 1993
Feb 1984–Jan 1985
12-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1952
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Ties: 1953
Aug 1983–Jan 1985
18-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1952
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Ties: 1974, 1983
Feb 1983–Jan 1985
24-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1952
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Ties: 1958, 1996
Feb 1982–Jan 1985
36-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1952, 1953
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2013
Ties: 1982
Feb 1981–Jan 1985
48-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1983 1962
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Feb 1980–Jan 1985
60-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1963
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1957

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