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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2005

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2005
1-Month
61.3°F
(16.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1947
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2018
Ties: 1957
Apr–May 2005
2-Month
59.2°F
(15.1°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1997
21st Warmest Warmest since: 2004 1977
Mar–May 2005
3-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1960
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2012
Feb–May 2005
4-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
2.3°F
(1.3°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1947
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 1976
Jan–May 2005
5-Month
43.2°F
(6.2°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2012
Ties: 1964
Dec 2004–May 2005
6-Month
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 2002
Nov 2004–May 2005
7-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
2.2°F
(1.2°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Oct 2004–May 2005
8-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Sep 2004–May 2005
9-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Aug 2004–May 2005
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
1.4°F
(0.8°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1978
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2012
Ties: 1998
Jul 2004–May 2005
11-Month
50.7°F
(10.4°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1979
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2012
Jun 2004–May 2005
12-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1951
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2012
Ties: 1957, 1989, 2013
Dec 2003–May 2005
18-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
47.6°F
(8.7°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1979
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Jun 2003–May 2005
24-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1952, 1979, 1994
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2003 2017
Ties: 1954, 1977, 2003
Jun 2002–May 2005
36-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2003 1952
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2000
Ties: 1957, 1991
Jun 2001–May 2005
48-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2004 1952
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2002 2002
Ties: 1957, 2014
Jun 2000–May 2005
60-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1997
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2004 2002, 2006
Ties: 1989, 2014

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