Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2015

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2015
1-Month
63.8°F
(17.7°C)
63.2°F
(17.3°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1947
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2018
Ties: 1972
Apr–May 2015
2-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
1.5°F
(0.9°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1997
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 1977
Ties: 2000
Mar–May 2015
3-Month
54.0°F
(12.2°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1960
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1955
Feb–May 2015
4-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1947
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1983
Jan–May 2015
5-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
41.6°F
(5.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Dec 2014–May 2015
6-Month
39.7°F
(4.3°C)
39.1°F
(3.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1954
Nov 2014–May 2015
7-Month
38.9°F
(3.8°C)
39.3°F
(4.1°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.3°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
29th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1968, 1980
Oct 2014–May 2015
8-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.2°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Sep 2014–May 2015
9-Month
43.6°F
(6.4°C)
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
27th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1972, 1985, 2013
Aug 2014–May 2015
10-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1978
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 2013
Jul 2014–May 2015
11-Month
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1956, 1977, 1984
Jun 2014–May 2015
12-Month
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1951
36th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2012
Ties: 1977, 1990
Dec 2013–May 2015
18-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1979
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2017
Jun 2013–May 2015
24-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1952, 1979, 1994
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2017
Ties: 1971, 1995, 2010
Jun 2012–May 2015
36-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1952
39th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2000
Ties: 1964, 1984
Jun 2011–May 2015
48-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
0.6°F
(0.4°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1952
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2002
Ties: 1990, 1992, 2003
Jun 2010–May 2015
60-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1997
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2002, 2006
Ties: 1958, 2000, 2013

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