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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
532 PM CDT THU MAR 16 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 16 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         56    258 PM  84    2015  49      7       61
                                      2012
  MINIMUM         30    328 AM  -4    1900  30      0       40
  AVERAGE         43                        39      4       51

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             0.86 1942   0.07  -0.07     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.61                      1.06  -0.45     1.39
  SINCE MAR 1      0.61                      1.06  -0.45     1.39
  SINCE JAN 1      3.12                      3.34  -0.22     3.16

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             3.1  2001   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    2.6                       3.1   -0.5       T
  SINCE MAR 1      2.6                       3.1   -0.5       T
  SINCE JUL 1     13.3                      31.4  -18.1     30.0
  SNOW DEPTH       T

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           22                        26     -4       14
  MONTH TO DATE  452                       462    -10      273
  SINCE MAR 1    452                       462    -10      273
  SINCE JUL 1   4152                      5293  -1141     4256

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    25   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (140)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    30   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (140)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  SNOW
  SLEET


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    49           400 AM
 LOWEST     32           300 PM
 AVERAGE    41

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   50        83      2012
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   30         0      1909


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 16 2017.........SUNRISE   724 AM CDT   SUNSET   723 PM CDT
MARCH 17 2017.........SUNRISE   723 AM CDT   SUNSET   724 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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