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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
953 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE WATERLOO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/29/1986
 LOW              -34   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            81   03/16        71      10       69  03/31
LOWEST            -11   03/05         4     -15      -19  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     48.0              45.6     2.4     37.4
AVG. MINIMUM     22.9              26.0    -3.1     19.1
MEAN             35.5              35.8    -0.3     28.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               3.9     1.1       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              22.5     5.5       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               0.5     2.5        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.43   1961
 MINIMUM         0.09   1910
TOTALS           0.60              2.06   -1.46     1.51
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.07   -0.05     0.05
DAYS >= .01         6               9.7    -3.7        9
DAYS >= .10         1               4.8    -3.8        5
DAYS >= .50         0               1.3    -1.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.7               4.6    -3.9      5.8
SINCE 7/1        29.2              33.5    -4.3     57.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.5    -1.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   03/01                          7  03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   03/24 TO 03/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     909               906       3     1132
 SINCE 7/1       6670              6325     345     7540
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/320    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/310    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           21
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              3
LT FREEZING RAIN          4     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      4

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

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