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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1987

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1987
1-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
3.6°F
(2.0°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1960
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Feb–Mar 1987
2-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
6.1°F
(3.4°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1960
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2017
Jan–Mar 1987
3-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
5.4°F
(3.0°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Ties: 2017
Dec 1986–Mar 1987
4-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
4.9°F
(2.7°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1986–Mar 1987
5-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Ties: 1999, 2006
Oct 1986–Mar 1987
6-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Sep 1986–Mar 1987
7-Month
42.3°F
(5.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1976, 1992
Aug 1986–Mar 1987
8-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1957
Jul 1986–Mar 1987
9-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2012
Jun 1986–Mar 1987
10-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
May 1986–Mar 1987
11-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1989
Apr 1986–Mar 1987
12-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Oct 1985–Mar 1987
18-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1948, 1953
Apr 1985–Mar 1987
24-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1994
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1967
Apr 1984–Mar 1987
36-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1968, 1978, 1984
Apr 1983–Mar 1987
48-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1996
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2002
Ties: 1974, 1985
Apr 1982–Mar 1987
60-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1997
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1957, 2006
Ties: 1968, 2012

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