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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2004

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2004
1-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
3.2°F
(1.8°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Feb–Mar 2004
2-Month
34.9°F
(1.6°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 1966, 1974
Jan–Mar 2004
3-Month
30.2°F
(-1.0°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Dec 2003–Mar 2004
4-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Nov 2003–Mar 2004
5-Month
32.3°F
(0.2°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1955
Oct 2003–Mar 2004
6-Month
36.3°F
(2.4°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1968
Sep 2003–Mar 2004
7-Month
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1978
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 1968, 1974
Aug 2003–Mar 2004
8-Month
45.1°F
(7.3°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1978
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 1955
Jul 2003–Mar 2004
9-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1962
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1966, 2005
Jun 2003–Mar 2004
10-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1962
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
May 2003–Mar 2004
11-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1962
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 1950, 1974, 2005
Apr 2003–Mar 2004
12-Month
52.2°F
(11.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1962
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Oct 2002–Mar 2004
18-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.4°F
(8.0°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1979
38th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2017
Ties: 1950, 1974, 1983
Apr 2002–Mar 2004
24-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1998 1994
37th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2017
Ties: 1993
Apr 2001–Mar 2004
36-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 2001
Apr 2000–Mar 2004
48-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1996
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2002
Ties: 1967, 1988, 2012
Apr 1999–Mar 2004
60-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1997
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 1957, 2006

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