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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 17 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         77    359 PM  90    1880  73      4       66
  MINIMUM         63    626 AM  36    1915  53     10       39
  AVERAGE         70                        63      7       53

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.37          1.96 1889   0.15   0.22     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.80                      2.63  -0.83     2.67
  SINCE MAR 1      4.80                      8.79  -3.99     8.08
  SINCE JAN 1      6.82                     11.07  -4.25    10.42

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0          MM      MM   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0       T
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         7.0   -7.0      6.4
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      35.3   -6.2     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                         4     -4       12
  MONTH TO DATE   44                       105    -61      131
  SINCE MAR 1   1014                      1313   -299     1474
  SINCE JUL 1   5852                      6144   -292     6781

 COOLING
  TODAY            5                         2      3        0
  MONTH TO DATE   46                        22     24       18
  SINCE MAR 1     53                        36     17       30
  SINCE JAN 1     53                        36     17       30
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    36   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SW (240)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    46   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (240)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    19.7


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    90           500 AM
 LOWEST     47           400 PM
 AVERAGE    69

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   73        92      1934
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        35      1916


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 17 2015...........SUNRISE   554 AM CDT   SUNSET   829 PM CDT
MAY 18 2015...........SUNRISE   553 AM CDT   SUNSET   830 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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