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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT FRI APR 11 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 11 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         78    307 PM  87    1930  61     17       42
  MINIMUM         38    609 AM  20    1940  39     -1       37
  AVERAGE         58                        50      8       40

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.00 2005   0.11  -0.11     0.19
  MONTH TO DATE    0.22                      1.15  -0.93     2.20
  SINCE MAR 1      0.85                      3.45  -2.60     3.88
  SINCE JAN 1      3.19                      5.73  -2.54     6.73

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           4.1  2007   0.1   -0.1       T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.1                       1.0   -0.9       T
  SINCE MAR 1      5.7                       6.2   -0.5      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     47.6                      34.5   13.1     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            7                        15     -8       25
  MONTH TO DATE  193                       189      4      194
  SINCE MAR 1   1123                       985    138     1166
  SINCE JUL 1   6430                      5816    614     5523

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    22   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (300)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    30   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (280)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     9.8


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  HAZE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    54           500 AM
 LOWEST     13           400 PM
 AVERAGE    34

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   61        87      1916
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   40        18      1940


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 11 2014.........SUNRISE   641 AM CDT   SUNSET   751 PM CDT
APRIL 12 2014.........SUNRISE   640 AM CDT   SUNSET   752 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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