Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2004

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2004
1-Month
64.8°F
(18.2°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1947
19th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2018
Apr–May 2004
2-Month
59.9°F
(15.5°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1997
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 1977
Ties: 1970
Mar–May 2004
3-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
2.5°F
(1.3°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Feb–May 2004
4-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Jan–May 2004
5-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Dec 2003–May 2004
6-Month
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1991
Nov 2003–May 2004
7-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Oct 2003–May 2004
8-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
41.0°F
(5.0°C)
1.2°F
(0.7°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1954
Sep 2003–May 2004
9-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960, 1979
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1983
Aug 2003–May 2004
10-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1978
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1998
Jul 2003–May 2004
11-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1951, 1962
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Jun 2003–May 2004
12-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1951
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1998
Dec 2002–May 2004
18-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2017
Ties: 1955, 1976, 1989, 2003
Jun 2002–May 2004
24-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1952
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2017
Ties: 1991
Jun 2001–May 2004
36-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1952
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2017
Ties: 2012
Jun 2000–May 2004
48-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1952, 1953, 1962
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2002, 2006, 2017
Ties: 1977, 1988
Jun 1999–May 2004
60-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1963
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2006
Ties: 1992

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