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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2012

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2012
1-Month
68.5°F
(20.3°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
5.3°F
(3.0°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1947
4th Warmest Warmest since: 1998 2018
Ties: 1988, 1998
Apr–May 2012
2-Month
62.3°F
(16.8°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
4.4°F
(2.4°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1997
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1977
Mar–May 2012
3-Month
60.1°F
(15.6°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
8.1°F
(4.5°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1960
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–May 2012
4-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
7.1°F
(4.0°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1947
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–May 2012
5-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
7.0°F
(3.9°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 2011–May 2012
6-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
6.9°F
(3.9°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Nov 2011–May 2012
7-Month
45.5°F
(7.5°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
6.3°F
(3.5°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Oct 2011–May 2012
8-Month
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
5.8°F
(3.2°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Sep 2011–May 2012
9-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
4.9°F
(2.7°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Aug 2011–May 2012
10-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1978
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 2011–May 2012
11-Month
54.3°F
(12.4°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
4.5°F
(2.5°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jun 2011–May 2012
12-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
4.1°F
(2.3°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1951
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Dec 2010–May 2012
18-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2017
Jun 2010–May 2012
24-Month
53.7°F
(12.1°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
2.0°F
(1.2°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1952, 1979, 1994
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Jun 2009–May 2012
36-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2000
Ties: 1956, 2004
Jun 2008–May 2012
48-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1952
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2002
Ties: 1991
Jun 2007–May 2012
60-Month
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1999 1997
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2002, 2006
Ties: 1990

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2020, retrieved on January 29, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/