Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLMALO

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
816 AM CST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE WATERLOO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              67   12/03/2012
                        12/05/2001
                        12/04/1998
 LOW              -29   12/25/2000
                        12/10/1919
HIGHEST            54   12/14        49       5       45  12/04
LOWEST             -4   12/31       -11       7      -21  12/24
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.3              30.8     3.5     24.3
AVG. MINIMUM     21.7              13.5     8.2      5.1
MEAN             28.0              22.2     5.8     14.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              15.4    -2.4       23
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              29.2    -1.2       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               5.7    -3.7       11

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.77   1982
 MINIMUM         0.16   1995
TOTALS           1.64              1.20    0.44     0.94
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.04    0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01         7               8.4    -1.4       13
DAYS >= .10         3               3.4    -0.4        3
DAYS >= .50         2               0.5     1.5        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.5               9.9    -9.4     18.9
SINCE 7/1         5.9              13.3    -7.4     24.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.1    -3.1        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   12/25                          5  12/26
                                                          12/25
                                                          12/23
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1140              1328    -188     1549
 SINCE 7/1       2889              2811      78     3155
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        658               799    -141      837
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/320    DATE  12/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  12/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            9
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     83

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      20     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      6

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

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