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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT WED APR 20 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 20 2016...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         65    236 PM  86    1987  64      1       57
                                      1980
  MINIMUM         51    724 AM  21    1888  43      8       38
  AVERAGE         58                        54      4       48

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.50          1.41 1893   0.14   0.36      T
  MONTH TO DATE    1.37                      2.33  -0.96     1.90
  SINCE MAR 1      3.35                      4.63  -1.28     2.39
  SINCE JAN 1      5.12                      6.91  -1.79     4.41

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  1959   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.5   -1.5      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.3                       6.7   -6.4       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.0   -4.7     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            7                        12     -5       17
  MONTH TO DATE  254                       310    -56      178
  SINCE MAR 1    812                      1106   -294      852
  SINCE JUL 1   4795                      5937  -1142     5690

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   11                         3      8        7
  SINCE MAR 1     11                         4      7        7
  SINCE JAN 1     11                         4      7        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    24   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (230)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    30   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (220)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  RAIN
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG
  HAZE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93          1000 AM
 LOWEST     60           300 PM
 AVERAGE    77

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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 2016.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   801 PM CDT
APRIL 21 2016.........SUNRISE   625 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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