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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT THU APR 20 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 20 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         65   1214 AM  86    1987  64      1       65
                                      1980
  MINIMUM         50    715 AM  21    1888  43      7       51
  AVERAGE         58                        54      4       58

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.41 1893   0.14  -0.14     0.50
  MONTH TO DATE    2.07                      2.33  -0.26     1.37
  SINCE MAR 1      5.54                      4.63   0.91     3.35
  SINCE JAN 1      8.05                      6.91   1.14     5.12

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  1959   0.0    0.0      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            7                        12     -5        7
  MONTH TO DATE  159                       310   -151      254
  SINCE MAR 1    877                      1106   -229      812
  SINCE JUL 1   4577                      5937  -1360     4795

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   15                         3     12       11
  SINCE MAR 1     15                         4     11       11
  SINCE JAN 1     15                         4     11       11
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (290)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    36   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (290)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    19.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    89           200 AM
 LOWEST     55           300 PM
 AVERAGE    72

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   65        91      1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        24      1966


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 20 2017.........SUNRISE   627 AM CDT   SUNSET   801 PM CDT
APRIL 21 2017.........SUNRISE   625 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 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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