Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT SAT MAY 20 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 20 2017...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2017


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         70    252 PM  94    1925  74     -4       72
  MINIMUM         49    604 AM  35    1892  54     -5       55
  AVERAGE         60                        64     -4       64

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.34          2.01 1950   0.15   0.19     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    4.39                      3.09   1.30     0.97
  SINCE MAR 1     12.02                      9.25   2.77     6.32
  SINCE JAN 1     14.53                     11.53   3.00     8.09

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1892   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       7.0   -3.4      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      35.3  -21.0     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            5                         4      1        1
  MONTH TO DATE   86                       117    -31      126
  SINCE MAR 1   1101                      1325   -224     1021
  SINCE JUL 1   4801                      6156  -1355     5004

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE   52                        28     24        9
  SINCE MAR 1     67                        42     25       28
  SINCE JAN 1     67                        42     25       28
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    28   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (230)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    35   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (220)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    17.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  THUNDERSTORM
  HEAVY RAIN
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST   100           600 AM
 LOWEST     63           400 PM
 AVERAGE    82

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   74        94      1886
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        35      1931
                                             1883


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 20 2017...........SUNRISE   551 AM CDT   SUNSET   832 PM CDT
MAY 21 2017...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   833 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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