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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CDT THU APR 21 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 21 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         69    337 PM  91    1980  65      4       58
  MINIMUM         49    322 AM  24    1966  43      6       36
  AVERAGE         59                        54      5       47

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.11          1.66 1984   0.14  -0.03      T
  MONTH TO DATE    1.48                      2.47  -0.99     1.90
  SINCE MAR 1      3.46                      4.77  -1.31     2.39
  SINCE JAN 1      5.23                      7.05  -1.82     4.41

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      0.3                       6.8   -6.5       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.1   -4.8     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            6                        12     -6       18
  MONTH TO DATE  260                       322    -62      196
  SINCE MAR 1    818                      1118   -300      870
  SINCE JUL 1   4801                      5949  -1148     5708

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   11                         4      7        7
  SINCE MAR 1     11                         5      6        7
  SINCE JAN 1     11                         5      6        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    16   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (320)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    22   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (310)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     6.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    89           800 AM
 LOWEST     56           400 PM
 AVERAGE    73

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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 2016.........SUNRISE   625 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 PM CDT
APRIL 22 2016.........SUNRISE   623 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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