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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2013

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2013
1-Month
62.0°F
(16.7°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1947
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2018
Apr–May 2013
2-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
57.9°F
(14.4°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1997
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1977
Ties: 2008
Mar–May 2013
3-Month
48.0°F
(8.9°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1996 1960
67th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–May 2013
4-Month
43.1°F
(6.2°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-3.0°F
(-1.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1947
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–May 2013
5-Month
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
29th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
44th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 2011
Dec 2012–May 2013
6-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Nov 2012–May 2013
7-Month
39.0°F
(3.9°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1953, 1977
Oct 2012–May 2013
8-Month
40.7°F
(4.8°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1968
Sep 2012–May 2013
9-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1972, 1985, 2015
Aug 2012–May 2013
10-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1978
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 2015
Jul 2012–May 2013
11-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jun 2012–May 2013
12-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1951
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1957, 1989, 2005
Dec 2011–May 2013
18-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
2.7°F
(1.5°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1979
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jun 2011–May 2013
24-Month
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
2.4°F
(1.4°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952, 1979, 1994
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2017
Ties: 2000
Jun 2010–May 2013
36-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2000 2000
Jun 2009–May 2013
48-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.8°F
(0.5°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2002
Jun 2008–May 2013
60-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1997
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2002, 2006
Ties: 1958, 2000, 2015

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