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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 3 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         36    328 PM  81    1983  43     -7       19
  MINIMUM         30    521 AM  -7    2014  25      5       -7
  AVERAGE         33                        34     -1        6

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.01          1.16 1923   0.07  -0.06     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      0.19  -0.18     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      0.19  -0.18     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      2.47  -0.44     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             5.3  1896   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.6   -0.6      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.6   -0.6      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      28.9    0.2     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       T

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           32                        31      1       59
  MONTH TO DATE  110                        95     15      180
  SINCE MAR 1    110                        95     15      180
  SINCE JUL 1   4948                      4926     22     5487

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (330)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (330)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    13.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  LT FREEZING RAIN
  SNOW
  SLEET
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92           700 AM
 LOWEST     63          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    78

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        76      1921
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   25        -9      1978


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  3 2015.........SUNRISE   646 AM CST   SUNSET   607 PM CST
MARCH  4 2015.........SUNRISE   645 AM CST   SUNSET   608 PM CST


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




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