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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT TUE APR 21 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 21 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         58    319 PM  91    1980  65     -7       74
  MINIMUM         36    608 AM  24    1966  43     -7       54
  AVERAGE         47                        54     -7       64

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.66 1984   0.14  -0.14     0.01
  MONTH TO DATE    1.91                      2.47  -0.56     2.19
  SINCE MAR 1      2.40                      4.77  -2.37     2.82
  SINCE JAN 1      4.42                      7.05  -2.63     5.16

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.0  1918   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.6   -1.6      0.8
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         6.8   -6.8      6.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      35.1   -6.0     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           18                        12      6        1
  MONTH TO DATE  196                       322   -126      316
  SINCE MAR 1    870                      1118   -248     1246
  SINCE JUL 1   5708                      5949   -241     6553

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE    7                         4      3       12
  SINCE MAR 1      7                         5      2       12
  SINCE JAN 1      7                         5      2       12
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    33   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (310)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    41   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (300)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    14.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.3


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    56           500 AM
 LOWEST     23          1100 AM
 AVERAGE    40

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   65        93      1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   44        26      1986


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 21 2015.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   801 PM CDT
APRIL 22 2015.........SUNRISE   624 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 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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