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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1997

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1997
1-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
1.5°F
(0.8°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1960
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2012
Ties: 1994, 2010
Feb–Mar 1997
2-Month
35.2°F
(1.8°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1960
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–Mar 1997
3-Month
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1957
Dec 1996–Mar 1997
4-Month
28.4°F
(-2.0°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1974
Nov 1996–Mar 1997
5-Month
29.2°F
(-1.6°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1994
Oct 1996–Mar 1997
6-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 2003
Sep 1996–Mar 1997
7-Month
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1978
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Aug 1996–Mar 1997
8-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1978
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Jul 1996–Mar 1997
9-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1982
Jun 1996–Mar 1997
10-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1977
May 1996–Mar 1997
11-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1951
Apr 1996–Mar 1997
12-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Oct 1995–Mar 1997
18-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1979
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1970
Apr 1995–Mar 1997
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1994
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1970
Apr 1994–Mar 1997
36-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2017
Ties: 2011
Apr 1993–Mar 1997
48-Month
50.3°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1996
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2002
Apr 1992–Mar 1997
60-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.8°C)
1st Coolest Coolest to Date 1997
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1957, 2006

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