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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CST MON MAR 6 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 6 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         77R   453 PM  74    2012  44     33       70
                                      2005
  MINIMUM         57   1117 AM  -6    1960  26     31       34
  AVERAGE         67                        35     32       52

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          0.95 1983   0.07  -0.07     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.38  -0.38      T
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.38  -0.38      T
  SINCE JAN 1      2.51                      2.66  -0.15     1.77

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           5.5  1948   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         1.2   -1.2       T
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         1.2   -1.2       T
  SINCE JUL 1     10.7                      29.5  -18.8     30.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        30    -30       13
  MONTH TO DATE  123                       186    -63      171
  SINCE MAR 1    123                       186    -63      171
  SINCE JUL 1   3823                      5017  -1194     4154

 COOLING
  TODAY            2                         0      2        0
  MONTH TO DATE    2                         0      2        0
  SINCE MAR 1      2                         0      2        0
  SINCE JAN 1      2                         0      2        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    39   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (210)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    50   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (200)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    21.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    80           300 AM
 LOWEST     43           300 PM
 AVERAGE    62

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   45        79      2000
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   26        -5      1996


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  6 2017.........SUNRISE   641 AM CST   SUNSET   611 PM CST
MARCH  7 2017.........SUNRISE   639 AM CST   SUNSET   613 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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