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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CDT TUE OCT 17 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 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         73    307 PM  87    2016  63     10       87
  MINIMUM         50    652 AM  23    1948  43      7       64
  AVERAGE         62                        53      9       76

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.87 1963   0.08  -0.08     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    3.51                      1.43   2.08     0.82
  SINCE SEP 1      6.30                      4.48   1.82     6.32
  SINCE JAN 1     28.54                     31.20  -2.66    31.65

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1990   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SINCE SEP 1      0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SINCE JUL 1      0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            3                        13    -10        0
  MONTH TO DATE   95                       170    -75       77
  SINCE SEP 1    117                       264   -147       98
  SINCE JUL 1    117                       270   -153       98

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0       11
  MONTH TO DATE   19                        11      8       30
  SINCE SEP 1    225                       124    101      247
  SINCE JAN 1   1305                      1063    242     1444
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    21   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (200)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    25   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (230)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.1


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    64           100 AM
 LOWEST     34           200 PM
 AVERAGE    49

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   62        87      1950
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        22      1972


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
OCTOBER 17 2017.......SUNRISE   729 AM CDT   SUNSET   630 PM CDT
OCTOBER 18 2017.......SUNRISE   730 AM CDT   SUNSET   628 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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