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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CDT WED MAY 17 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 17 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         81    238 PM  90    1880  73      8       68
  MINIMUM         62    357 PM  36    1915  53      9       43
  AVERAGE         72                        63      9       56

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.35          1.96 1889   0.15   0.20     0.06
  MONTH TO DATE    2.76                      2.63   0.13     0.97
  SINCE MAR 1     10.39                      8.79   1.60     6.32
  SINCE JAN 1     12.90                     11.07   1.83     8.09

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0          MM      MM   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            0                         4     -4        9
  MONTH TO DATE   63                       105    -42      113
  SINCE MAR 1   1078                      1313   -235     1008
  SINCE JUL 1   4778                      6144  -1366     4991

 COOLING
  TODAY            7                         2      5        0
  MONTH TO DATE   52                        22     30        9
  SINCE MAR 1     67                        36     31       28
  SINCE JAN 1     67                        36     31       28
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    44   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (220)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    59   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (210)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    16.5

SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8

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

RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93          1200 AM
 LOWEST     54           100 PM
 AVERAGE    74
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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        92      1934
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        35      1916

SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 17 2017...........SUNRISE   553 AM CDT   SUNSET   829 PM CDT
MAY 18 2017...........SUNRISE   552 AM CDT   SUNSET   830 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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