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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1989

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1989
1-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Feb–Mar 1989
2-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-6.9°F
(-3.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1960
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Jan–Mar 1989
3-Month
29.6°F
(-1.3°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1988–Mar 1989
4-Month
29.7°F
(-1.3°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2013
Nov 1988–Mar 1989
5-Month
32.0°F
(0.0°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Ties: 1957
Oct 1988–Mar 1989
6-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Ties: 1959
Sep 1988–Mar 1989
7-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1978
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Aug 1988–Mar 1989
8-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1978
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1990
Jul 1988–Mar 1989
9-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1962
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1953, 1974
Jun 1988–Mar 1989
10-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1962
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1998
May 1988–Mar 1989
11-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1962
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Ties: 1987
Apr 1988–Mar 1989
12-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1962
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Oct 1987–Mar 1989
18-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2017
Ties: 1976, 2005
Apr 1987–Mar 1989
24-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1994
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2017
Ties: 1957, 2016
Apr 1986–Mar 1989
36-Month
52.9°F
(11.6°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1979
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2017
Ties: 1955, 1956, 2006
Apr 1985–Mar 1989
48-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1996
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2002
Ties: 1958, 1991, 2001, 2003
Apr 1984–Mar 1989
60-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1997
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 1957, 2006
Ties: 1993

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