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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
536 PM CDT THU MAY 18 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 18 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         67   1244 PM  92    1934  73     -6       70
  MINIMUM         58    410 AM  35    1916  53      5       44
  AVERAGE         63                        63      0       57

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.66 1944   0.16  -0.16     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    2.81                      2.79   0.02     0.97
  SINCE MAR 1     10.44                      8.95   1.49     6.32
  SINCE JAN 1     12.95                     11.23   1.72     8.09

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1968   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       7.0   -3.4      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      35.3  -21.0     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            2                         4     -2        8
  MONTH TO DATE   65                       109    -44      121
  SINCE MAR 1   1080                      1317   -237     1016
  SINCE JUL 1   4780                      6148  -1368     4999

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE   52                        24     28        9
  SINCE MAR 1     67                        38     29       28
  SINCE JAN 1     67                        38     29       28
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    28   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (260)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    35   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (270)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    14.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    80           600 AM
 LOWEST     58          1200 PM
 AVERAGE    69

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        93      1975
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        35      1888


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 18 2017...........SUNRISE   552 AM CDT   SUNSET   830 PM CDT
MAY 19 2017...........SUNRISE   551 AM CDT   SUNSET   831 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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