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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
525 PM CDT MON APR 18 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 18 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         76   1256 PM  90    1985  63     13       76
  MINIMUM         61    428 AM  20    1983  42     19       59
  AVERAGE         69                        53     16       68

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.04          2.55 1991   0.13  -0.09     0.35
  MONTH TO DATE    0.77                      2.05  -1.28     1.32
  SINCE MAR 1      2.75                      4.35  -1.60     1.81
  SINCE JAN 1      4.52                      6.63  -2.11     3.83

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.3  1939   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       1.4   -1.4      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.3                       6.6   -6.3       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      34.9   -4.6     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        13    -13        0
  MONTH TO DATE  239                       286    -47      153
  SINCE MAR 1    797                      1082   -285      827
  SINCE JUL 1   4780                      5913  -1133     5665

 COOLING
  TODAY            4                         1      3        3
  MONTH TO DATE   13                         1     12        7
  SINCE MAR 1     13                         2     11        7
  SINCE JAN 1     13                         2     11        7
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    22   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (180)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    28   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (160)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    11.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    90           400 PM
 LOWEST     33          1100 AM
 AVERAGE    62

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   64        86      1987
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        25      1928


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 18 2016.........SUNRISE   629 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2016.........SUNRISE   628 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 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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