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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CDT WED APR 19 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 19 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    355 PM  86    1987  64     12       65
  MINIMUM         51    827 AM  25    1928  43      8       49
  AVERAGE         64                        53     11       57

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.07          1.29 1959   0.14  -0.07      T
  MONTH TO DATE    2.01                      2.19  -0.18     0.87
  SINCE MAR 1      5.48                      4.49   0.99     2.85
  SINCE JAN 1      7.99                      6.77   1.22     4.62

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           2.7  1959   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.5   -1.5      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       6.7   -3.1      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      35.0  -20.7     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            1                        12    -11        8
  MONTH TO DATE  153                       298   -145      247
  SINCE MAR 1    871                      1094   -223      805
  SINCE JUL 1   4571                      5925  -1354     4788

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   14                         2     12       11
  SINCE MAR 1     14                         3     11       11
  SINCE JAN 1     14                         3     11       11
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    21   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (140)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    27   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (130)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     9.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    89           600 AM
 LOWEST     64           400 PM
 AVERAGE    77

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   64        86      1987
                                             1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        21      1888


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 19 2017.........SUNRISE   628 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 PM CDT
APRIL 20 2017.........SUNRISE   627 AM CDT   SUNSET   801 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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