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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1991

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1991
1-Month
67.8°F
(19.9°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
4.6°F
(2.6°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1947
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2018
Apr–May 1991
2-Month
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1997
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1977
Ties: 1985
Mar–May 1991
3-Month
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1960
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Feb–May 1991
4-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
4.1°F
(2.3°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1947
5th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–May 1991
5-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1990 2012
Ties: 1990
Dec 1990–May 1991
6-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 2004
Nov 1990–May 1991
7-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1998
Oct 1990–May 1991
8-Month
42.6°F
(5.9°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Sep 1990–May 1991
9-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1954
Aug 1990–May 1991
10-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1978
12th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jul 1990–May 1991
11-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jun 1990–May 1991
12-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1951
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Dec 1989–May 1991
18-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2017
Ties: 1987
Jun 1989–May 1991
24-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1952, 1979, 1994
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2017
Ties: 1956, 2004
Jun 1988–May 1991
36-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1952
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1989 2000
Ties: 1957, 2005
Jun 1987–May 1991
48-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1989 1952
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1990 2002
Ties: 2012
Jun 1986–May 1991
60-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1997
6th Warmest Warmest to Date 2002, 2006

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