Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT THU MAR 19 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 19 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

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)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         47    359 PM  81    2012  51     -4       45
  MINIMUM         39    821 AM -10    1923  31      8       32
  AVERAGE         43                        41      2       39

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.27 1982   0.08  -0.08      T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      1.30  -1.29     0.29
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      1.30  -1.29     0.29
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      3.58  -1.55     2.63

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           5.4  1970   0.2   -0.2       T
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         3.6   -3.6      5.4
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         3.6   -3.6      5.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      31.9   -2.8     47.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           22                        24     -2       26
  MONTH TO DATE  434                       536   -102      626
  SINCE MAR 1    434                       536   -102      626
  SINCE JUL 1   5272                      5367    -95     5933

 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    12   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    15   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (170)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.4


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    67           100 PM
 LOWEST     39          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    53

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   51        79      1938
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   31         4      1906


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 19 2015.........SUNRISE   720 AM CDT   SUNSET   725 PM CDT
MARCH 20 2015.........SUNRISE   718 AM CDT   SUNSET   727 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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