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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
531 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 5 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    201 PM  92    1909  69     11       71
  MINIMUM         62    632 AM  30    1944  49     13       48
  AVERAGE         71                        59     12       60

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.05          2.81 1882   0.15  -0.10     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.18                      0.77  -0.59      T
  SINCE MAR 1      3.18                      6.93  -3.75     5.41
  SINCE JAN 1      5.20                      9.21  -4.01     7.75

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.4  1944   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         7.0   -7.0      6.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      35.3   -6.2     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         7     -7        5
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        38    -29       47
  SINCE MAR 1    979                      1246   -267     1390
  SINCE JUL 1   5817                      6077   -260     6697

 COOLING
  TODAY            6                         1      5        0
  MONTH TO DATE   15                         5     10        0
  SINCE MAR 1     22                        19      3       12
  SINCE JAN 1     22                        19      3       12
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    20   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (170)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    24   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (170)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG
  FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93           200 AM
 LOWEST     48           100 PM
 AVERAGE    71

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   69        95      1934
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   49        28      1947


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY  5 2015...........SUNRISE   607 AM CDT   SUNSET   816 PM CDT
MAY  6 2015...........SUNRISE   606 AM CDT   SUNSET   818 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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