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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
531 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 4 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         71   1255 PM  91    1918  69      2       66
  MINIMUM         61    528 AM  26    1907  48     13       49
  AVERAGE         66                        58      8       58

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.02          2.50 2003   0.16  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.07                      0.62  -0.55      T
  SINCE MAR 1      3.07                      6.78  -3.71     5.41
  SINCE JAN 1      5.09                      9.06  -3.97     7.75

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.1  1917   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        7
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        31    -22       42
  SINCE MAR 1    979                      1239   -260     1385
  SINCE JUL 1   5817                      6070   -253     6692

 COOLING
  TODAY            1                         1      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    9                         4      5        0
  SINCE MAR 1     16                        18     -2       12
  SINCE JAN 1     16                        18     -2       12
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    17   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (60)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    21   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (50)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    10.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    78           400 AM
 LOWEST     61          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    70

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   69        92      1909
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   49        30      1944


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY  4 2015...........SUNRISE   608 AM CDT   SUNSET   815 PM CDT
MAY  5 2015...........SUNRISE   607 AM CDT   SUNSET   816 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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