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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT SAT MAY 21 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 21 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         77    311 PM  94    1886  74      3       77
  MINIMUM         48    446 AM  35    1931  54     -6       41
                                      1883
  AVERAGE         63                        64     -1       59

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.78 1969   0.15  -0.15     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.97                      3.24  -2.27     1.94
  SINCE MAR 1      6.32                      9.40  -3.08     4.94
  SINCE JAN 1      8.09                     11.68  -3.59     6.96

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      0.3                       7.0   -6.7       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.3   -5.0     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            2                         4     -2        6
  MONTH TO DATE  128                       121      7       94
  SINCE MAR 1   1023                      1329   -306     1064
  SINCE JUL 1   5006                      6160  -1154     5902

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        30    -21       47
  SINCE MAR 1     28                        44    -16       54
  SINCE JAN 1     28                        44    -16       54
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    10   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (140)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    14   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (140)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     3.4


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    80           300 AM
 LOWEST     27           300 PM
 AVERAGE    54

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   74        98      1925
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        33      1963


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 21 2016...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   833 PM CDT
MAY 22 2016...........SUNRISE   549 AM CDT   SUNSET   834 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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