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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
533 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 4 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         30    323 PM  76    1921  43    -13       33
  MINIMUM         12    742 AM  -9    1978  25    -13       11
  AVERAGE         21                        34    -13       22

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.26 1976   0.06  -0.06     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      0.25  -0.24     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      0.25  -0.24     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      2.53  -0.50     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           4.4  2003   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.8   -0.8      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.8   -0.8      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      29.1    0.0     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           44                        31     13       43
  MONTH TO DATE  161                       126     35      223
  SINCE MAR 1    161                       126     35      223
  SINCE JUL 1   4999                      4957     42     5530

 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    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (310)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (320)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    67          1200 AM
 LOWEST     35           300 PM
 AVERAGE    51

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   44        74      2009
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   26       -15      1960


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  4 2015.........SUNRISE   645 AM CST   SUNSET   608 PM CST
MARCH  5 2015.........SUNRISE   643 AM CST   SUNSET   610 PM CST


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.




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