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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1987

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1987
1-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
3.2°F
(1.7°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 2018
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 1977
Mar–Apr 1987
2-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1965
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1985
Feb–Apr 1987
3-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1965
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1946
Jan–Apr 1987
4-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
4.9°F
(2.8°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 1986–Apr 1987
5-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 1986–Apr 1987
6-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Oct 1986–Apr 1987
7-Month
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
2.5°F
(1.4°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Sep 1986–Apr 1987
8-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2017
Ties: 1954
Aug 1986–Apr 1987
9-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Ties: 2005
Jul 1986–Apr 1987
10-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jun 1986–Apr 1987
11-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012, 2017
Ties: 1999
May 1986–Apr 1987
12-Month
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012, 2017
Nov 1985–Apr 1987
18-Month
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 2004
May 1985–Apr 1987
24-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1952
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2017
Ties: 1982
May 1984–Apr 1987
36-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1970
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2017
Ties: 1982, 2003, 2016
May 1983–Apr 1987
48-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962, 1970
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Ties: 1958, 1976, 1993
May 1982–Apr 1987
60-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962, 1997
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2002, 2006
Ties: 1984, 1985, 2014

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