Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2016

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2016
1-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
40.4°F
(4.7°C)
6.4°F
(3.5°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1960
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–Mar 2016
2-Month
39.4°F
(4.1°C)
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1960
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–Mar 2016
3-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
3.4°F
(1.9°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Ties: 1983
Dec 2015–Mar 2016
4-Month
34.8°F
(1.6°C)
29.9°F
(-1.2°C)
4.9°F
(2.8°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Nov 2015–Mar 2016
5-Month
37.0°F
(2.8°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
5.1°F
(2.9°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Oct 2015–Mar 2016
6-Month
40.2°F
(4.6°C)
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
4.6°F
(2.6°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Sep 2015–Mar 2016
7-Month
44.7°F
(7.1°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
4.7°F
(2.7°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1978
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2017
Aug 2015–Mar 2016
8-Month
48.3°F
(9.1°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
3.9°F
(2.2°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1978
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2017
Jul 2015–Mar 2016
9-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
3.3°F
(1.9°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1962
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jun 2015–Mar 2016
10-Month
53.6°F
(12.0°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
3.0°F
(1.7°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1962
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2017
Ties: 2000
May 2015–Mar 2016
11-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1962
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2017
Ties: 2000
Apr 2015–Mar 2016
12-Month
54.5°F
(12.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
2.8°F
(1.6°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1962
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2017
Oct 2014–Mar 2016
18-Month
47.9°F
(8.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Apr 2014–Mar 2016
24-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.6°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1994
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Ties: 1957, 1989
Apr 2013–Mar 2016
36-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1979
31st Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2017
Ties: 1985, 1999
Apr 2012–Mar 2016
48-Month
52.1°F
(11.2°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 2012 1996
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2002
Ties: 1955
Apr 2011–Mar 2016
60-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
51.8°F
(11.0°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1997
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2006 1957, 2006
Ties: 2002, 2017

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