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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2002

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2002
1-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1960
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Feb–Mar 2002
2-Month
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1960
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Jan–Mar 2002
3-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Dec 2001–Mar 2002
4-Month
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
3.9°F
(2.1°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Nov 2001–Mar 2002
5-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
5.3°F
(3.0°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Oct 2001–Mar 2002
6-Month
39.9°F
(4.4°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
4.3°F
(2.4°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Sep 2001–Mar 2002
7-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
40.1°F
(4.5°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Aug 2001–Mar 2002
8-Month
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Jul 2001–Mar 2002
9-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Jun 2001–Mar 2002
10-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
2.6°F
(1.5°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
May 2001–Mar 2002
11-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Ties: 1954
Apr 2001–Mar 2002
12-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
2.6°F
(1.4°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
4th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Oct 2000–Mar 2002
18-Month
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2017
Apr 2000–Mar 2002
24-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1994
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Ties: 1950, 1958, 1982
Apr 1999–Mar 2002
36-Month
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.1°F
(0.7°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Apr 1998–Mar 2002
48-Month
53.0°F
(11.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.3°F
(0.8°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1996
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2002
Apr 1997–Mar 2002
60-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1997
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 1957, 2006
Ties: 2016, 2017

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 18, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/