Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

936 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE WATERLOO CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              87   03/29/1986
 LOW              -34   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            69   03/31        71      -2       56  03/29
LOWEST            -19   03/03         4     -23       -4  03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     37.4              45.6    -8.2     35.3
AVG. MINIMUM     19.1              26.0    -6.9     18.0
MEAN             28.3              35.8    -7.5     26.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10               3.9     6.1       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              22.5     4.5       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               0.5     2.5        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.43   1961
 MINIMUM         0.09   1910
TOTALS           1.51              2.06   -0.55     2.57
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01         9               9.7    -0.7        9
DAYS >= .10         5               4.8     0.2        5
DAYS >= .50         1               1.3    -0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            5.8               4.6     1.2     11.1
SINCE 7/1        57.6              33.5    24.1     48.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               1.5     1.5        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         7   03/02                          9  03/05
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1132               906     226     1183
 SINCE 7/1       7540              6325    1215     6393
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/150    DATE  03/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/200    DATE  03/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           15
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      5

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

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