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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2014

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2014
1-Month
64.1°F
(17.8°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1947
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2018
Ties: 1969
Apr–May 2014
2-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1997
34th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1977
Ties: 1960, 1994
Mar–May 2014
3-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1960
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1956, 1982
Feb–May 2014
4-Month
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.1°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 2008 1947
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Jan–May 2014
5-Month
37.4°F
(3.0°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1982 1979
64th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Dec 2013–May 2014
6-Month
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Nov 2013–May 2014
7-Month
35.1°F
(1.7°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.4°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
69th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Oct 2013–May 2014
8-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1979
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1960, 2019
Sep 2013–May 2014
9-Month
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
64th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Aug 2013–May 2014
10-Month
44.9°F
(7.2°C)
47.1°F
(8.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1978
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1950, 1982
Jul 2013–May 2014
11-Month
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.2°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1952
Jun 2013–May 2014
12-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 2001 1951
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Dec 2012–May 2014
18-Month
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 2009 1979
54th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Ties: 1965
Jun 2012–May 2014
24-Month
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1952, 1979, 1994
38th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Ties: 1974, 1983, 1998
Jun 2011–May 2014
36-Month
52.6°F
(11.4°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2000
Ties: 1955, 1989, 2002
Jun 2010–May 2014
48-Month
52.4°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.7°F
(0.4°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2002
Ties: 1957, 2005
Jun 2009–May 2014
60-Month
51.9°F
(11.1°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1997
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2002, 2006
Ties: 1989, 2005

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