Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 30 2016...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         51    359 PM  92    1926  68    -17       74
  MINIMUM         45    432 AM  29    1908  47     -2       45
                                      1903
  AVERAGE         48                        57     -9       60

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.83          2.58 1986   0.16   0.67     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    3.32                      3.86  -0.54     2.51
  SINCE MAR 1      5.30                      6.16  -0.86     3.00
  SINCE JAN 1      7.07                      8.44  -1.37     5.02

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.0  1960   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.8   -1.8      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.3                       7.0   -6.7       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.3   -5.0     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           17                         9      8        5
  MONTH TO DATE  337                       412    -75      296
  SINCE MAR 1    895                      1208   -313      970
  SINCE JUL 1   4878                      6039  -1161     5808

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   19                        13      6        7
  SINCE MAR 1     19                        14      5        7
  SINCE JAN 1     19                        14      5        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    22   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     E (80)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    30   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (80)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    15.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92           400 AM
 LOWEST     77          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    85

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   68        92      1887
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   47        27      1909


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 30 2016.........SUNRISE   612 AM CDT   SUNSET   812 PM CDT
MAY  1 2016...........SUNRISE   611 AM CDT   SUNSET   813 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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