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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
541 PM CDT SAT MAR 18 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 18 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         54    355 PM  83    2012  50      4       46
  MINIMUM         32    707 AM  -3    1923  31      1       31
  AVERAGE         43                        40      3       39

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.57 1922   0.08  -0.08     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.61                      1.22  -0.61     1.39
  SINCE MAR 1      0.61                      1.22  -0.61     1.39
  SINCE JAN 1      3.12                      3.50  -0.38     3.16

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           8.5  1923   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    2.6                       3.4   -0.8       T
  SINCE MAR 1      2.6                       3.4   -0.8       T
  SINCE JUL 1     13.3                      31.7  -18.4     30.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           22                        25     -3       26
  MONTH TO DATE  487                       512    -25      317
  SINCE MAR 1    487                       512    -25      317
  SINCE JUL 1   4187                      5343  -1156     4300

 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    21   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (310)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    27   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (310)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    78           600 AM
 LOWEST     38           400 PM
 AVERAGE    58

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   51        81      2012
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   31       -10      1923


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 18 2017.........SUNRISE   721 AM CDT   SUNSET   725 PM CDT
MARCH 19 2017.........SUNRISE   719 AM CDT   SUNSET   726 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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