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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SUN APR 17 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 17 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         79   1228 PM  86    1975  63     16       80
  MINIMUM         60    432 AM  19    1907  42     18       52
  AVERAGE         70                        52     18       66

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          3.14 2013   0.14  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.73                      1.92  -1.19     0.97
  SINCE MAR 1      2.71                      4.22  -1.51     1.46
  SINCE JAN 1      4.48                      6.50  -2.02     3.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            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      0.3                       6.6   -6.3       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      34.9   -4.6     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        13    -13        0
  MONTH TO DATE  239                       273    -34      153
  SINCE MAR 1    797                      1069   -272      827
  SINCE JUL 1   4780                      5900  -1120     5665

 COOLING
  TODAY            5                         0      5        1
  MONTH TO DATE    9                         0      9        4
  SINCE MAR 1      9                         1      8        4
  SINCE JAN 1      9                         1      8        4
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    21   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (170)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    29   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (150)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    13.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    72           500 AM
 LOWEST     39           300 PM
 AVERAGE    56

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


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 17 2016.........SUNRISE   631 AM CDT   SUNSET   758 PM CDT
APRIL 18 2016.........SUNRISE   629 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 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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