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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 15 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         46    359 PM  87    2002  62    -16       49
  MINIMUM         26    456 AM  20    1928  41    -15       39
  AVERAGE         36                        52    -16       44

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.85 1982   0.13  -0.13     0.01
  MONTH TO DATE    2.18                      1.65   0.53     2.36
  SINCE MAR 1      2.81                      3.95  -1.14     4.04
  SINCE JAN 1      5.15                      6.23  -1.08     6.89

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.5  1905   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.8                       1.3   -0.5       T
  SINCE MAR 1      6.4                       6.5   -0.1      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     48.3                      34.8   13.5     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           29                        14     15       21
  MONTH TO DATE  268                       247     21      272
  SINCE MAR 1   1198                      1043    155     1244
  SINCE JUL 1   6505                      5874    631     5601

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    7                         0      7        0
  SINCE MAR 1      7                         1      6        0
  SINCE JAN 1      7                         1      6        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    13   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (180)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    18   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (280)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     6.2


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.1


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    75           200 AM
 LOWEST     33           300 PM
 AVERAGE    54

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   63        90      1898
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   41        21      1905


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 15 2014.........SUNRISE   635 AM CDT   SUNSET   755 PM CDT
APRIL 16 2014.........SUNRISE   633 AM CDT   SUNSET   756 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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