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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SAT APR 8 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 8 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         76    334 PM  87    1931  60     16       50
                                      1887
  MINIMUM         48    325 AM  20    1972  38     10       31
                                      1928
  AVERAGE         62                        49     13       41

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.17 1904   0.11  -0.11     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.19                      0.81   0.38     0.71
  SINCE MAR 1      4.66                      3.11   1.55     2.69
  SINCE JAN 1      7.17                      5.39   1.78     4.46

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  1973   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.8   -0.8      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       6.0   -2.4      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      34.3  -20.0     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            3                        16    -13       24
  MONTH TO DATE  116                       142    -26      150
  SINCE MAR 1    834                       938   -104      708
  SINCE JUL 1   4534                      5769  -1235     4691

 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    25   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (190)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    31   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (190)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    15.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    54          1200 AM
 LOWEST     38          1100 AM
 AVERAGE    46

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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 2017.........SUNRISE   646 AM CDT   SUNSET   748 PM CDT
APRIL  9 2017.........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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