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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
138 AM CDT THU MAY 19 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 18 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 YESTERDAY
  MAXIMUM         70    223 PM  92    1934  73     -3       63
  MINIMUM         44    507 AM  35    1916  53     -9       43
  AVERAGE         57                        63     -6       53

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.00          1.66 1944   0.16  -0.16     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.97                      2.79  -1.82     1.80
  SINCE MAR 1      6.32                      8.95  -2.63     4.80
  SINCE JAN 1      8.09                     11.23  -3.14     6.82

SNOWFALL (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.0           T    1968   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.3                       7.0   -6.7       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.3   -5.0     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  YESTERDAY        8                         4      4       12
  MONTH TO DATE  121                       109     12       56
  SINCE MAR 1   1016                      1317   -301     1026
  SINCE JUL 1   4999                      6148  -1149     5864

 COOLING
  YESTERDAY        0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        24    -15       47
  SINCE MAR 1     28                        38    -10       54
  SINCE JAN 1     28                        38    -10       54
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    10   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (140)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    16   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (160)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     4.2


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.3


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED YESTERDAY.
  FOG
  FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93           600 AM
 LOWEST     32           100 PM
 AVERAGE    63

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        93      1975
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        35      1888


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 19 2016...........SUNRISE   551 AM CDT   SUNSET   832 PM CDT
MAY 20 2016...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   832 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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