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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2003

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2003
1-Month
38.6°F
(3.7°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1960
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 1972, 2018
Feb–Mar 2003
2-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-3.7°F
(-2.0°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1960
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Jan–Mar 2003
3-Month
27.9°F
(-2.3°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.7°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1985
Dec 2002–Mar 2003
4-Month
29.0°F
(-1.7°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1980
Nov 2002–Mar 2003
5-Month
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 2015
Oct 2002–Mar 2003
6-Month
33.6°F
(0.9°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1997
Sep 2002–Mar 2003
7-Month
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
46th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Aug 2002–Mar 2003
8-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Jul 2002–Mar 2003
9-Month
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 2009
Jun 2002–Mar 2003
10-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 2008
May 2002–Mar 2003
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 2015
Apr 2002–Mar 2003
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1962
48th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 2015
Oct 2001–Mar 2003
18-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Ties: 1981
Apr 2001–Mar 2003
24-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1994
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Ties: 1956, 1964
Apr 2000–Mar 2003
36-Month
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 1959, 1982, 1993
Apr 1999–Mar 2003
48-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1996
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2002
Ties: 1958, 1989, 1991, 2001
Apr 1998–Mar 2003
60-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1997
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 1957, 2006
Ties: 1958, 1992

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