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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CDT WED MAR 15 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 15 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         37    359 PM  81    2012  49    -12       61
  MINIMUM         10    503 AM   0    1890  29    -19       48
  AVERAGE         24                        39    -15       55

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.44 1919   0.07  -0.07     0.94
  MONTH TO DATE    0.61                      0.99  -0.38     1.39
  SINCE MAR 1      0.61                      0.99  -0.38     1.39
  SINCE JAN 1      3.12                      3.27  -0.15     3.16

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0          15.6  2004   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    2.6                       2.9   -0.3       T
  SINCE MAR 1      2.6                       2.9   -0.3       T
  SINCE JUL 1     13.3                      31.2  -17.9     30.0
  SNOW DEPTH       T

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           41                        26     15       10
  MONTH TO DATE  430                       436     -6      259
  SINCE MAR 1    430                       436     -6      259
  SINCE JUL 1   4130                      5267  -1137     4242

 COOLING
  TODAY            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    13   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    17   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (150)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     2.9


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    92           600 AM
 LOWEST     29           400 PM
 AVERAGE    61

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   49        84      2015
                                             2012
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   30        -4      1900


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 15 2017.........SUNRISE   726 AM CDT   SUNSET   722 PM CDT
MARCH 16 2017.........SUNRISE   724 AM CDT   SUNSET   723 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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