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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SAT MAR 21 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 21 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         59    330 PM  86    1938  52      7       60
                                      1907
  MINIMUM         37    831 AM   2    1951  32      5       31
  AVERAGE         48                        42      6       46

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          0.71 1884   0.07  -0.07     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      1.45  -1.44     0.29
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      1.45  -1.44     0.29
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      3.73  -1.70     2.63

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           4.3  2006   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         3.9   -3.9      5.4
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         3.9   -3.9      5.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      32.2   -3.1     47.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           17                        24     -7       19
  MONTH TO DATE  468                       584   -116      666
  SINCE MAR 1    468                       584   -116      666
  SINCE JUL 1   5306                      5415   -109     5973

 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    17   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (40)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    23   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (30)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    10.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.2


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  HAZE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    79           600 AM
 LOWEST     24           400 PM
 AVERAGE    52

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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 2015.........SUNRISE   717 AM CDT   SUNSET   728 PM CDT
MARCH 22 2015.........SUNRISE   715 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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