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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2010

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2010
1-Month
62.9°F
(17.2°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1947
35th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2018
Ties: 2001, 2011, 2017
Apr–May 2010
2-Month
60.8°F
(16.0°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
2.9°F
(1.6°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1997
8th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 1977
Ties: 1998
Mar–May 2010
3-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
2.4°F
(1.3°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1960
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Feb–May 2010
4-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
46.2°F
(7.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1947
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 2007
Jan–May 2010
5-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1979
41st Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1957, 1961, 2001, 2003
Dec 2009–May 2010
6-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1994
Nov 2009–May 2010
7-Month
38.5°F
(3.6°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2012
Ties: 1957, 1961, 1974, 2003
Oct 2009–May 2010
8-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1979
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1971, 1975
Sep 2009–May 2010
9-Month
42.8°F
(6.0°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1979
45th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1949
Aug 2009–May 2010
10-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1978
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Jul 2009–May 2010
11-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1979
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1986
Jun 2009–May 2010
12-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1951
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2012
Ties: 1970, 1975
Dec 2008–May 2010
18-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1979
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2017
Jun 2008–May 2010
24-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1952, 1979, 1994
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2017
Ties: 1971, 1995, 2015
Jun 2007–May 2010
36-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1952
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2000
Jun 2006–May 2010
48-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1952
-- -- 2002
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019
Jun 2005–May 2010
60-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1997
-- -- 2002, 2006
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 19, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/