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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT TUE APR 8 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 8 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         58    351 PM  87    1931  60     -2       74
                                      1887
  MINIMUM         40    644 AM  20    1972  38      2       47
                                      1928
  AVERAGE         49                        49      0       61

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.17 1904   0.11  -0.11     0.22
  MONTH TO DATE    0.22                      0.81  -0.59     0.22
  SINCE MAR 1      0.85                      3.11  -2.26     1.90
  SINCE JAN 1      3.19                      5.39  -2.20     4.75

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  1973   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.1                       0.8   -0.7      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      5.7                       6.0   -0.3      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     47.6                      34.3   13.3     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           16                        16      0        4
  MONTH TO DATE  169                       142     27      138
  SINCE MAR 1   1099                       938    161     1110
  SINCE JUL 1   6406                      5769    637     5467

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    24   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (320)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (320)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    13.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.4


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    76           500 AM
 LOWEST     24           400 PM
 AVERAGE    50

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   60        86      1977
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   39        19      1997
                                             1928


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL  8 2014.........SUNRISE   646 AM CDT   SUNSET   748 PM CDT
APRIL  9 2014.........SUNRISE   644 AM CDT   SUNSET   749 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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