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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT MON MAR 31 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 31 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         77    319 PM  84    1978  56     21       55
  MINIMUM         53    831 AM  13    1923  35     18       33
  AVERAGE         65                        46     19       44

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.03          1.36 1973   0.10  -0.07      T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.63                      2.30  -1.67     1.68
  SINCE MAR 1      0.63                      2.30  -1.67     1.68
  SINCE JAN 1      2.97                      4.58  -1.61     4.53

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           2.9  1985   0.1   -0.1       T
  MONTH TO DATE    5.6                       5.2    0.4      9.6
  SINCE MAR 1      5.6                       5.2    0.4      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     47.5                      33.5   14.0     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        20    -20       21
  MONTH TO DATE  919                       797    122      972
  SINCE MAR 1    919                       796    123      972
  SINCE JUL 1   6226                      5627    599     5329

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    35   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (180)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    42   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (200)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    21.7


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    72           900 AM
 LOWEST     29           300 PM
 AVERAGE    51

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   57        87      2003
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   36        11      1881


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 31 2014.........SUNRISE   659 AM CDT   SUNSET   739 PM CDT
APRIL  1 2014.........SUNRISE   658 AM CDT   SUNSET   740 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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