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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1996

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1996
1-Month
59.4°F
(15.2°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-3.8°F
(-2.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1947
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2018
Apr–May 1996
2-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1997
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 1977
Mar–May 1996
3-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.5°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1960
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–May 1996
4-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1947
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–May 1996
5-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Dec 1995–May 1996
6-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1960, 2019
Nov 1995–May 1996
7-Month
35.9°F
(2.2°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.8°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1965, 1969
Oct 1995–May 1996
8-Month
38.2°F
(3.4°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.7°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1984, 1997
Sep 1995–May 1996
9-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1965
Aug 1995–May 1996
10-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1978
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1952
Jul 1995–May 1996
11-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1979
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1947, 1950
Jun 1995–May 1996
12-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1951
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1947, 1982
Dec 1994–May 1996
18-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1979
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1971, 1978
Jun 1994–May 1996
24-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1952, 1979, 1994
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1993 2017
Ties: 2011
Jun 1993–May 1996
36-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1952
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2000
Ties: 1960, 1969
Jun 1992–May 1996
48-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1952
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2002
Ties: 1962, 1997
Jun 1991–May 1996
60-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1997
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2002, 2006
Ties: 1954, 1979, 1982, 1998

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