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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SAT MAY 14 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 14 2016...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

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)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         59    353 PM  94    2013  72    -13       62
  MINIMUM         40    600 AM  34    1888  52    -12       54
  AVERAGE         50                        62    -12       58

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.67 1909   0.15  -0.15     0.52
  MONTH TO DATE    0.91                      2.17  -1.26     1.19
  SINCE MAR 1      6.26                      8.33  -2.07     4.19
  SINCE JAN 1      8.03                     10.61  -2.58     6.21

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1993   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
  TODAY           15                         5     10        7
  MONTH TO DATE   83                        91     -8       44
  SINCE MAR 1    978                      1299   -321     1014
  SINCE JUL 1   4961                      6130  -1169     5852

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2        0
  MONTH TO DATE    9                        16     -7       32
  SINCE MAR 1     28                        30     -2       39
  SINCE JAN 1     28                        30     -2       39
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    29   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (320)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    38   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (320)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    17.9


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    64           500 AM
 LOWEST     28           300 PM
 AVERAGE    46

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   72        91      2012
                                             1941
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   52        35      1997
                                             1959


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 14 2016...........SUNRISE   556 AM CDT   SUNSET   827 PM CDT
MAY 15 2016...........SUNRISE   555 AM CDT   SUNSET   828 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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