Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
138 AM CDT TUE APR 18 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 17 2017...

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)
 YESTERDAY
  MAXIMUM         74    444 PM  86    1975  63     11       80
  MINIMUM         48    528 AM  19    1907  42      6       60
  AVERAGE         61                        52      9       70

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.00          3.14 2013   0.14  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.89                      1.92  -0.03     0.73
  SINCE MAR 1      5.36                      4.22   1.14     2.71
  SINCE JAN 1      7.87                      6.50   1.37     4.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.0           8.2  1983   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.4   -1.4      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       6.6   -3.0      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      34.9  -20.6     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  YESTERDAY        4                        13     -9        0
  MONTH TO DATE  152                       273   -121      239
  SINCE MAR 1    870                      1069   -199      797
  SINCE JUL 1   4570                      5900  -1330     4780

 COOLING
  YESTERDAY        0                         0      0        5
  MONTH TO DATE   13                         0     13        9
  SINCE MAR 1     13                         1     12        9
  SINCE JAN 1     13                         1     12        9
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    14   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (200)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    18   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (210)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     5.2


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.4


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    71           300 AM
 LOWEST     36           700 PM
 AVERAGE    54

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   63        90      1985
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        20      1983


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 18 2017.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2017.........SUNRISE   628 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 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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