Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
534 PM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 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         72    234 PM  94    1925  74     -2       53
  MINIMUM         58    552 AM  35    1892  54      4       44
  AVERAGE         65                        64      1       49

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.01 1950   0.15  -0.15     0.14
  MONTH TO DATE    0.97                      3.09  -2.12     1.94
  SINCE MAR 1      6.32                      9.25  -2.93     4.94
  SINCE JAN 1      8.09                     11.53  -3.44     6.96

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1892   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            0                         4     -4       16
  MONTH TO DATE  125                       117      8       88
  SINCE MAR 1   1020                      1325   -305     1058
  SINCE JUL 1   5003                      6156  -1153     5896

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        28    -19       47
  SINCE MAR 1     28                        42    -14       54
  SINCE JAN 1     28                        42    -14       54
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    17   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (150)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    23   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (150)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.7


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    67           400 AM
 LOWEST     36           400 PM
 AVERAGE    52

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   74        94      1886
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        35      1931
                                             1883


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 20 2016...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   832 PM CDT
MAY 21 2016...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   833 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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