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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1985

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1985
1-Month
43.3°F
(6.3°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1990
Feb–Mar 1985
2-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1960
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1986
Jan–Mar 1985
3-Month
27.9°F
(-2.3°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 2003
Dec 1984–Mar 1985
4-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Nov 1984–Mar 1985
5-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1950
Oct 1984–Mar 1985
6-Month
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 2009
Sep 1984–Mar 1985
7-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1978
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1963
Aug 1984–Mar 1985
8-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1978
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1984, 1988
Jul 1984–Mar 1985
9-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1962
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Jun 1984–Mar 1985
10-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1962
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1980
May 1984–Mar 1985
11-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1962
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1958
Apr 1984–Mar 1985
12-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1962
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1968
Oct 1983–Mar 1985
18-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 2009, 2014
Apr 1983–Mar 1985
24-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1994
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1959, 1973
Apr 1982–Mar 1985
36-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1999, 2016
Apr 1981–Mar 1985
48-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1996
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Ties: 1974, 1987
Apr 1980–Mar 1985
60-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1997
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1957, 2006
Ties: 1967, 1984, 2000, 2001

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