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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 20 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         84    317 PM  86    1987  64     20       50
                                      1980
  MINIMUM         56    542 AM  21    1888  43     13       26
  AVERAGE         70                        54     16       38

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.64 2004   0.14  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    2.18                      2.33  -0.15     6.22
  SINCE MAR 1      2.81                      4.63  -1.82     7.90
  SINCE JAN 1      5.15                      6.91  -1.76    10.75

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  1959   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.8                       1.5   -0.7       T
  SINCE MAR 1      6.4                       6.7   -0.3      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     48.3                      35.0   13.3     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        12    -12       27
  MONTH TO DATE  315                       310      5      392
  SINCE MAR 1   1245                      1106    139     1364
  SINCE JUL 1   6552                      5937    615     5721

 COOLING
  TODAY            5                         1      4        0
  MONTH TO DATE   12                         3      9        0
  SINCE MAR 1     12                         4      8        0
  SINCE JAN 1     12                         4      8        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    23   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (220)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    31   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (210)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    11.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    62           500 AM
 LOWEST     34           100 PM
 AVERAGE    48

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   65        91      1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        24      1966


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 20 2014.........SUNRISE   627 AM CDT   SUNSET   801 PM CDT
APRIL 21 2014.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 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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