Climate at a Glance

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Des Moines, Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, May 2019

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 2019
1-Month
59.5°F
(15.3°C)
62.9°F
(17.2°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1990 1947
59th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2018
Apr–May 2019
2-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
57.7°F
(14.3°C)
-1.7°F
(-1.0°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1983
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2018 1977
Mar–May 2019
3-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1960
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Feb–May 2019
4-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
-4.5°F
(-2.5°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1960
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2012
Jan–May 2019
5-Month
37.2°F
(2.9°C)
41.2°F
(5.1°C)
-4.0°F
(-2.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2008
Dec 2018–May 2019
6-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
38.7°F
(3.7°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Nov 2018–May 2019
7-Month
35.6°F
(2.0°C)
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
-3.2°F
(-1.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 2008
Oct 2018–May 2019
8-Month
37.5°F
(3.1°C)
40.6°F
(4.8°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Sep 2018–May 2019
9-Month
40.8°F
(4.9°C)
43.4°F
(6.3°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
61st Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1960
Aug 2018–May 2019
10-Month
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
46.5°F
(8.1°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.3°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1978
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1962
Jul 2018–May 2019
11-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
49.2°F
(9.6°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1962, 1994
Jun 2018–May 2019
12-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.8°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1979, 1993
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Ties: 1952, 1986
Dec 2017–May 2019
18-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979
-- -- 2017
Ties: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2018
Jun 2017–May 2019
24-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979, 1994
-- -- 2017
Ties: 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2018
Jun 2016–May 2019
36-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1979, 1980
-- -- 2017
Ties: Numerous
Jun 2015–May 2019
48-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1980
-- -- 1957
Ties: Numerous
Jun 2014–May 2019
60-Month
-- 0.0°F
(-17.8°C)
-- -- -- 1970, 1971
-- -- 1957

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published February 2020, retrieved on February 26, 2020 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/