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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1986

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1986
1-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
3.5°F
(2.0°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1960
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1991
Feb–Mar 1986
2-Month
33.4°F
(0.8°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1960
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1985
Jan–Mar 1986
3-Month
31.6°F
(-0.2°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Dec 1985–Mar 1986
4-Month
27.4°F
(-2.6°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1950, 1996
Nov 1985–Mar 1986
5-Month
28.2°F
(-2.1°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Oct 1985–Mar 1986
6-Month
32.5°F
(0.3°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Sep 1985–Mar 1986
7-Month
37.3°F
(2.9°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1978
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Aug 1985–Mar 1986
8-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1978
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1960, 1993, 1994
Jul 1985–Mar 1986
9-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Jun 1985–Mar 1986
10-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
May 1985–Mar 1986
11-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1977
Apr 1985–Mar 1986
12-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1962
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1973, 1975
Oct 1984–Mar 1986
18-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1969
Apr 1984–Mar 1986
24-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1994
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1951
Apr 1983–Mar 1986
36-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1960, 1994
Apr 1982–Mar 1986
48-Month
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1996
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2002
Ties: 1951, 1954, 1960, 1961
Apr 1981–Mar 1986
60-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1997
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1957, 2006
Ties: 1953, 1974, 1975, 1994

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