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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1988

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1988
1-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2009
Feb–Mar 1988
2-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1960
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1994
Jan–Mar 1988
3-Month
28.4°F
(-2.0°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–Mar 1988
4-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1958
Nov 1987–Mar 1988
5-Month
32.2°F
(0.1°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Oct 1987–Mar 1988
6-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1972
Sep 1987–Mar 1988
7-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1959
Aug 1987–Mar 1988
8-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1984, 1985
Jul 1987–Mar 1988
9-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1947, 1980
Jun 1987–Mar 1988
10-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1950, 1990
May 1987–Mar 1988
11-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Apr 1987–Mar 1988
12-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1962
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1953, 1966
Oct 1986–Mar 1988
18-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Apr 1986–Mar 1988
24-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1994
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1992
Apr 1985–Mar 1988
36-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2017
Ties: 1950
Apr 1984–Mar 1988
48-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1996
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2002
Ties: 1967, 2004, 2012
Apr 1983–Mar 1988
60-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1997
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1957, 2006
Ties: 1955, 1961, 1976

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