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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT TUE APR 1 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 1 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         47    359 PM  87    2003  57    -10       41
  MINIMUM         23    620 AM  11    1881  36    -13       24
  AVERAGE         35                        46    -11       33

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          0.96 1920   0.09  -0.09     0.00
                                      1897
  MONTH TO DATE    0.00                      0.09  -0.09     0.00
  SINCE MAR 1      0.63                      2.39  -1.76     1.68
  SINCE JAN 1      2.97                      4.67  -1.70     4.53

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           4.5  1979   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      5.6                       5.3    0.3      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     47.5                      33.6   13.9     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           30                        19     11       32
  MONTH TO DATE   30                        19     11       32
  SINCE MAR 1    960                       815    145     1004
  SINCE JUL 1   6267                      5646    621     5361

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    35   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (310)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    43   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (280)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    18.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    65           600 AM
 LOWEST     37           300 PM
 AVERAGE    51

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   57        87      1981
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   36        15      1970


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL  1 2014.........SUNRISE   658 AM CDT   SUNSET   740 PM CDT
APRIL  2 2014.........SUNRISE   656 AM CDT   SUNSET   741 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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