Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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CLMALO

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
624 PM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE WATERLOO IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 TO 2015

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            52   12/13        49       3       MM  MM
LOWEST             11   12/19       -11      22       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.9              30.8     9.1       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     27.8              13.5    14.3       MM
MEAN             33.9              22.2    11.7       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      7              15.4    -8.4       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              29.2    -6.2       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               5.7    -5.7       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.77   1982
 MINIMUM         0.16   1995
TOTALS           5.92R             1.20    4.72       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.04    0.15       MM
DAYS >= .01        12               8.4     3.6       MM
DAYS >= .10         6               3.4     2.6       MM
DAYS >= .50         4               0.5     3.5       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.1     0.9       MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           34.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS           14.0               9.9     4.1       MM
SINCE 7/1        26.7              13.3    13.4       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         2               3.1    -1.1       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   12/31                         MM  MM
                        12/30
                        12/29
 24 HR TOTAL     10.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     956              1328    -372       MM
 SINCE 7/1       2171              2811    -640       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       MM
 SINCE 1/1        747               799     -52       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/250    DATE  12/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/240    DATE  12/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     82

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
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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