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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
155 AM CDT WED MAR 18 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 17 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 YESTERDAY
  MAXIMUM         50    500 PM  83    2012  50      0       48
  MINIMUM         36    711 AM   0    1909  30      6       21
  AVERAGE         43                        40      3       35

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.00          1.16 1991   0.08  -0.08     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      1.14  -1.13     0.26
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      1.14  -1.13     0.26
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      3.42  -1.39     2.60

SNOWFALL (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.0           4.2  1984   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         3.3   -3.3      5.4
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         3.3   -3.3      5.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      31.6   -2.5     47.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  YESTERDAY       22                        25     -3       30
  MONTH TO DATE  394                       487    -93      579
  SINCE MAR 1    394                       487    -93      579
  SINCE JUL 1   5232                      5318    -86     5886

 COOLING
  YESTERDAY        0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    28   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     N (20)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    38   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     N (20)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    13.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    71          1200 AM
 LOWEST     19           100 PM
 AVERAGE    45

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   50        83      2012
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   31        -3      1923


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 18 2015.........SUNRISE   722 AM CDT   SUNSET   724 PM CDT
MARCH 19 2015.........SUNRISE   720 AM CDT   SUNSET   725 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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