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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CST THU MAR 5 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 5 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         21    459 PM  74    2009  44    -23       27
  MINIMUM          2    723 AM -15    1960  26    -24       22
  AVERAGE         12                        35    -23       25

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             0.91 1946   0.06  -0.06      T
                                      1900
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      0.31  -0.30     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      0.31  -0.30     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      2.59  -0.56     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             7.9  1915   0.2   -0.2       T
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         1.0   -1.0      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         1.0   -1.0      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      29.3   -0.2     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       T

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           53                        30     23       40
  MONTH TO DATE  214                       156     58      263
  SINCE MAR 1    214                       156     58      263
  SINCE JUL 1   5052                      4987     65     5570

 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     N (20)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    15   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (30)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     5.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.1


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT SNOW


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    69           200 AM
 LOWEST     39           300 PM
 AVERAGE    54

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   44        74      2012
                                             2005
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   26        -6      1960


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  5 2015.........SUNRISE   643 AM CST   SUNSET   610 PM CST
MARCH  6 2015.........SUNRISE   642 AM CST   SUNSET   611 PM CST


-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.




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