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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
541 PM CDT TUE MAR 21 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 21 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         52    338 PM  86    1938  52      0       62
                                      1907
  MINIMUM         34   1041 AM   2    1951  32      2       28
  AVERAGE         43                        42      1       45

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.18          0.71 1884   0.07   0.11     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.79                      1.45  -0.66     1.43
  SINCE MAR 1      0.79                      1.45  -0.66     1.43
  SINCE JAN 1      3.30                      3.73  -0.43     3.20

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            1.0           4.3  2006   0.2    0.8      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    3.6                       3.9   -0.3      0.3
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       3.9   -0.3      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      32.2  -17.9     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           22                        24     -2       20
  MONTH TO DATE  529                       584    -55      389
  SINCE MAR 1    529                       584    -55      389
  SINCE JUL 1   4229                      5415  -1186     4372

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    20   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (30)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    26   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     N (360)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    11.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92          1100 AM
 LOWEST     27           400 PM
 AVERAGE    60

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   52        84      1988
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   32         1      1912


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 21 2017.........SUNRISE   716 AM CDT   SUNSET   728 PM CDT
MARCH 22 2017.........SUNRISE   714 AM CDT   SUNSET   729 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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