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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1985

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1985
1-Month
66.2°F
(19.0°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1947
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Apr–May 1985
2-Month
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1997
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Ties: 1991
Mar–May 1985
3-Month
55.2°F
(12.9°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–May 1985
4-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1947
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jan–May 1985
5-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Dec 1984–May 1985
6-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1968
Nov 1984–May 1985
7-Month
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Oct 1984–May 1985
8-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1974
Sep 1984–May 1985
9-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1972, 2013, 2015
Aug 1984–May 1985
10-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1978
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1980
Jul 1984–May 1985
11-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Jun 1984–May 1985
12-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1951
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1983
Dec 1983–May 1985
18-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1961, 1968, 1986
Jun 1983–May 1985
24-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1952, 1979, 1994
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1957, 1958, 1984, 2002
Jun 1982–May 1985
36-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1952
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1977, 1982, 1987
Jun 1981–May 1985
48-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1952
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Jun 1980–May 1985
60-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1997
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2002, 2006
Ties: 1987, 1988

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