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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
536 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 6 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         56    402 PM  74    2012  44     12       39
                                      2005
  MINIMUM         16   1215 AM  -6    1960  26    -10       20
  AVERAGE         36                        35      1       30

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          0.95 1983   0.07  -0.07      T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      0.38  -0.37     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      0.38  -0.37     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      2.66  -0.63     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           5.5  1948   0.2   -0.2       T
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         1.2   -1.2      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         1.2   -1.2      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      29.5   -0.4     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           29                        30     -1       35
  MONTH TO DATE  243                       186     57      298
  SINCE MAR 1    243                       186     57      298
  SINCE JUL 1   5081                      5017     64     5605

 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    18   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (260)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    24   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (200)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    68           700 AM
 LOWEST     27           400 PM
 AVERAGE    48

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   45        79      2000
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   26        -5      1996


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  6 2015.........SUNRISE   642 AM CST   SUNSET   611 PM CST
MARCH  7 2015.........SUNRISE   640 AM CST   SUNSET   612 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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