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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 17 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         80    255 PM  86    1975  63     17       55
  MINIMUM         52    530 AM  19    1907  42     10       34
  AVERAGE         66                        52     14       45

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          3.14 2013   0.14  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.98                      1.92  -0.94     2.18
  SINCE MAR 1      1.47                      4.22  -2.75     2.81
  SINCE JAN 1      3.49                      6.50  -3.01     5.15

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           8.2  1983   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.4   -1.4      0.8
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         6.6   -6.6      6.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      34.9   -5.8     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        13    -13       20
  MONTH TO DATE  153                       273   -120      299
  SINCE MAR 1    827                      1069   -242     1229
  SINCE JUL 1   5665                      5900   -235     6536

 COOLING
  TODAY            1                         0      1        0
  MONTH TO DATE    4                         0      4        7
  SINCE MAR 1      4                         1      3        7
  SINCE JAN 1      4                         1      3        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    10   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (190)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    15   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (110)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     2.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.4


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    83           400 AM
 LOWEST     33           200 PM
 AVERAGE    58

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   63        90      1985
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        20      1983


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 17 2015.........SUNRISE   632 AM CDT   SUNSET   757 PM CDT
APRIL 18 2015.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   758 PM CDT


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.




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