Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 2019

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1945-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 2019
1-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
40.3°F
(4.6°C)
-5.9°F
(-3.3°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1960
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Ties: 1970, 1978
Feb–Mar 2019
2-Month
26.5°F
(-3.1°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-7.9°F
(-4.4°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1960
70th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Jan–Mar 2019
3-Month
24.6°F
(-4.1°C)
30.8°F
(-0.7°C)
-6.2°F
(-3.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
65th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Dec 2018–Mar 2019
4-Month
26.2°F
(-3.2°C)
29.8°F
(-1.2°C)
-3.6°F
(-2.0°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2018–Mar 2019
5-Month
27.5°F
(-2.5°C)
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
-4.4°F
(-2.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
64th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1951
Oct 2018–Mar 2019
6-Month
31.3°F
(-0.4°C)
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
-4.2°F
(-2.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
67th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1960
Sep 2018–Mar 2019
7-Month
36.5°F
(2.5°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
-3.5°F
(-1.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1978
68th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 2001, 2014
Aug 2018–Mar 2019
8-Month
41.4°F
(5.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1978
68th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jul 2018–Mar 2019
9-Month
45.3°F
(7.4°C)
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
-2.8°F
(-1.5°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1962
68th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1969, 2001, 2010
Jun 2018–Mar 2019
10-Month
48.4°F
(9.1°C)
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1962
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 1970
May 2018–Mar 2019
11-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1962
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Ties: 1973
Apr 2018–Mar 2019
12-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.7°F
(10.9°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1962
60th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Oct 2017–Mar 2019
18-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979
-- -- 2017
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2018
Apr 2017–Mar 2019
24-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1994
-- -- 2017
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2018
Apr 2016–Mar 2019
36-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979
-- -- 2017
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018
Apr 2015–Mar 2019
48-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1996
-- -- 2002
Ties: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2018
Apr 2014–Mar 2019
60-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1997
-- -- 1957, 2006

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 23, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/