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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 18 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         76   1247 PM  90    1985  63     13       66
  MINIMUM         62    302 PM  20    1983  42     20       34
  AVERAGE         69                        53     16       50

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.28          2.55 1991   0.13   0.15     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.26                      2.05  -0.79     2.18
  SINCE MAR 1      1.75                      4.35  -2.60     2.81
  SINCE JAN 1      3.77                      6.63  -2.86     5.15

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.3  1939   0.0    0.0      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       15
  MONTH TO DATE  153                       286   -133      314
  SINCE MAR 1    827                      1082   -255     1244
  SINCE JUL 1   5665                      5913   -248     6551

 COOLING
  TODAY            4                         1      3        0
  MONTH TO DATE    8                         1      7        7
  SINCE MAR 1      8                         2      6        7
  SINCE JAN 1      8                         2      6        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    29   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (150)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    36   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (140)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    10.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  THUNDERSTORM
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    84           600 AM
 LOWEST     50           100 PM
 AVERAGE    67

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   64        86      1987
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        25      1928


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 18 2015.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   758 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2015.........SUNRISE   629 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 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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