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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1988

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1988
1-Month
68.5°F
(20.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
5.3°F
(3.0°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1947
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1998, 2012
Apr–May 1988
2-Month
60.5°F
(15.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1997
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1977
Mar–May 1988
3-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1960
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1986
Feb–May 1988
4-Month
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1947
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1986
Jan–May 1988
5-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1987–May 1988
6-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Nov 1987–May 1988
7-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2004
Oct 1987–May 1988
8-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Sep 1987–May 1988
9-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1946
Aug 1987–May 1988
10-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jul 1987–May 1988
11-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1957
Jun 1987–May 1988
12-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1974
Dec 1986–May 1988
18-Month
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
8th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 1986–May 1988
24-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952, 1979, 1994
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 2016
Jun 1985–May 1988
36-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2000
Ties: 1983, 2016
Jun 1984–May 1988
48-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1955, 1958, 1977, 2004
Jun 1983–May 1988
60-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1997
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2002, 2006
Ties: 1985, 1987

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