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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2008

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2008
1-Month
61.5°F
(16.4°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 2005 1947
54th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2018
Ties: 1981
Apr–May 2008
2-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1997
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1977
Ties: 2013
Mar–May 2008
3-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1960
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1953
Feb–May 2008
4-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
-4.1°F
(-2.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1947
66th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1951, 1975
Jan–May 2008
5-Month
37.8°F
(3.2°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Dec 2007–May 2008
6-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Nov 2007–May 2008
7-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Oct 2007–May 2008
8-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
56th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1994
Sep 2007–May 2008
9-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1947
Aug 2007–May 2008
10-Month
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1956, 1958, 1967
Jul 2007–May 2008
11-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
48th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1959
Jun 2007–May 2008
12-Month
50.8°F
(10.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1951
46th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1967
Dec 2006–May 2008
18-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979
-- -- 2017
Ties: 2007, 2018, 2019
Jun 2006–May 2008
24-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1952, 1979, 1994
-- -- 2017
Ties: 2007, 2018, 2019
Jun 2005–May 2008
36-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1952
-- -- 2000
Ties: 2007, 2009, 2018, 2019
Jun 2004–May 2008
48-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1952
-- -- 2002
Ties: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2018, 2019
Jun 2003–May 2008
60-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1997
-- -- 2002, 2006
Ties: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/