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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 16 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         82    313 PM  90    1939  72     10       56
                                      1936
                                      1894
  MINIMUM         62    344 AM  33    1890  52     10       36
  AVERAGE         72                        62     10       46

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.01          1.69 1896   0.16  -0.15     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.30                      2.48  -1.18     2.67
  SINCE MAR 1      4.30                      8.64  -4.34     8.08
  SINCE JAN 1      6.32                     10.92  -4.60    10.42

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0          MM      MM   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0       T
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         7.0   -7.0      6.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      35.3   -6.2     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         5     -5       19
  MONTH TO DATE   44                       101    -57      119
  SINCE MAR 1   1014                      1309   -295     1462
  SINCE JUL 1   5852                      6140   -288     6769

 COOLING
  TODAY            7                         2      5        0
  MONTH TO DATE   41                        20     21       18
  SINCE MAR 1     48                        34     14       30
  SINCE JAN 1     48                        34     14       30
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    24   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    29   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (170)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    11.7


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93           100 AM
 LOWEST     58          1200 PM
 AVERAGE    76

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        90      1880
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        36      1915


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 16 2015...........SUNRISE   555 AM CDT   SUNSET   828 PM CDT
MAY 17 2015...........SUNRISE   554 AM CDT   SUNSET   829 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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