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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT FRI MAY 12 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 12 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         76    359 PM  94    1956  71      5       67
  MINIMUM         48    441 AM  32    1946  51     -3       50
  AVERAGE         62                        61      1       59

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.27 2005   0.16  -0.16     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.82                      1.86  -0.04     0.76
  SINCE MAR 1      9.45                      8.02   1.43     6.11
  SINCE JAN 1     11.96                     10.30   1.66     7.88

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0          MM      MM   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            3                         5     -2        6
  MONTH TO DATE   64                        81    -17       61
  SINCE MAR 1   1079                      1289   -210      956
  SINCE JUL 1   4779                      6120  -1341     4939

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   10                        12     -2        9
  SINCE MAR 1     25                        26     -1       28
  SINCE JAN 1     25                        26     -1       28
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    20   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (40)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    24   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (40)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     9.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.2


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    71           500 AM
 LOWEST     27           400 PM
 AVERAGE    49

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   72        92      1956
                                             1915
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   51        32      1997


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 12 2017...........SUNRISE   558 AM CDT   SUNSET   824 PM CDT
MAY 13 2017...........SUNRISE   557 AM CDT   SUNSET   825 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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