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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1990

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1990
1-Month
59.0°F
(15.0°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1947
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2018
Apr–May 1990
2-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1997
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 1977
Mar–May 1990
3-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Feb–May 1990
4-Month
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1947
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1955, 2009
Jan–May 1990
5-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1991
Dec 1989–May 1990
6-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Nov 1989–May 1990
7-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Oct 1989–May 1990
8-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Sep 1989–May 1990
9-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Ties: 1948, 1989
Aug 1989–May 1990
10-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1978
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Ties: 2011
Jul 1989–May 1990
11-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Ties: 2011
Jun 1989–May 1990
12-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1951
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2012
Ties: 1977, 2015
Dec 1988–May 1990
18-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1979
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2017
Jun 1988–May 1990
24-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1952, 1979, 1994
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2017
Jun 1987–May 1990
36-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1952
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2000
Jun 1986–May 1990
48-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2002
Ties: 1992, 2003, 2015
Jun 1985–May 1990
60-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1988 1997
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2002, 2006
Ties: 2012

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