Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 1998

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1998
1-Month
68.5°F
(20.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
5.3°F
(3.0°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1947
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2018
Ties: 1988, 2012
Apr–May 1998
2-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1997
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1991 1977
Ties: 2010
Mar–May 1998
3-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1960
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2012
Ties: 1992
Feb–May 1998
4-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1947
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1991 2012
Ties: 1946
Jan–May 1998
5-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
2.8°F
(1.5°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
7th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Dec 1997–May 1998
6-Month
42.0°F
(5.6°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Nov 1997–May 1998
7-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Ties: 1991
Oct 1997–May 1998
8-Month
42.9°F
(6.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1964, 1981
Sep 1997–May 1998
9-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1964, 1981
Aug 1997–May 1998
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1978
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1991 2012
Ties: 2005
Jul 1997–May 1998
11-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Ties: 1955
Jun 1997–May 1998
12-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1951
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2012
Ties: 1992
Dec 1996–May 1998
18-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Ties: 1974
Jun 1996–May 1998
24-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1952, 1979, 1994
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Ties: 1974, 1983, 2014
Jun 1995–May 1998
36-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1952
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1993 2000
Ties: 1968, 1975
Jun 1994–May 1998
48-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1952
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2002
Ties: 1975
Jun 1993–May 1998
60-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1997
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1996 2002, 2006
Ties: 1954, 1979, 1982, 1996

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