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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, April 1997

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
April 1997
1-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
-4.6°F
(-2.6°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1983 2018
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 1977
Mar–Apr 1997
2-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1965
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1957, 1971
Feb–Apr 1997
3-Month
39.6°F
(4.2°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1965
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–Apr 1997
4-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
36.4°F
(2.4°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 2001
Dec 1996–Apr 1997
5-Month
32.3°F
(0.2°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Nov 1996–Apr 1997
6-Month
32.3°F
(0.2°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Ties: 1984, 1996
Oct 1996–Apr 1997
7-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
38.1°F
(3.4°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1993, 2019
Sep 1996–Apr 1997
8-Month
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1962
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1970, 1996
Aug 1996–Apr 1997
9-Month
43.0°F
(6.1°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1975
Jul 1996–Apr 1997
10-Month
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012
Jun 1996–Apr 1997
11-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012, 2017
May 1996–Apr 1997
12-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1962
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2012, 2017
Ties: 1965, 1994
Nov 1995–Apr 1997
18-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1962, 1994
May 1995–Apr 1997
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1952
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1951, 1962, 1963
May 1994–Apr 1997
36-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1970
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2017
Ties: 1996
May 1993–Apr 1997
48-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1962, 1970
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2002
Ties: 1969, 1980
May 1992–Apr 1997
60-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1962, 1997
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2002, 2006
Ties: 1962

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