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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CDT FRI APR 21 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 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         62    129 PM  91    1980  65     -3       69
  MINIMUM         41    542 AM  24    1966  43     -2       49
  AVERAGE         52                        54     -2       59

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.66 1984   0.14  -0.14     0.11
  MONTH TO DATE    2.07                      2.47  -0.40     1.48
  SINCE MAR 1      5.54                      4.77   0.77     3.46
  SINCE JAN 1      8.05                      7.05   1.00     5.23

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.0  1918   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.6   -1.6      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       6.8   -3.2      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      35.1  -20.8     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           13                        12      1        6
  MONTH TO DATE  175                       322   -147      260
  SINCE MAR 1    893                      1118   -225      818
  SINCE JUL 1   4593                      5949  -1356     4801

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   15                         4     11       11
  SINCE MAR 1     15                         5     10       11
  SINCE JAN 1     15                         5     10       11
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    21   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (40)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    25   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (40)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    10.8


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    89           300 AM
 LOWEST     35           300 PM
 AVERAGE    62

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   65        93      1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   44        26      1986


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 21 2017.........SUNRISE   625 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 PM CDT
APRIL 22 2017.........SUNRISE   624 AM CDT   SUNSET   803 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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