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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CST FRI JAN 5 2018


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 5 2018...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2018


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         14   1219 PM  65    2012  31    -17       12
  MINIMUM          8    459 PM -30    1884  15     -7        4
  AVERAGE         11                        23    -12        8

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.36 1946   0.03  -0.03      T
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.17  -0.17     0.01
  SINCE DEC 1      0.42                      1.59  -1.17     1.42
  SINCE JAN 1      T                         0.17  -0.17     0.01

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY           MM            10.2  1929   0.3   MM         T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.2                       1.3   -1.1      0.1
  SINCE DEC 1      6.9                      10.3   -3.4      3.9
  SINCE JUL 1      6.9                      13.2   -6.3      3.9
  SNOW DEPTH       3

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           54                        42     12       57
  MONTH TO DATE  308                       210     98      219
  SINCE DEC 1   1485                      1419     66     1379
  SINCE JUL 1   2540                      2677   -137     2062

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE DEC 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    13   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (30)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    14   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (30)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.8


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.8


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT SNOW


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    73           100 AM
 LOWEST     50           400 PM
 AVERAGE    62

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   31        54      2012
                                             1961
                                             1933
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   15       -19      1912


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
JANUARY  5 2018.......SUNRISE   741 AM CST   SUNSET   459 PM CST
JANUARY  6 2018.......SUNRISE   741 AM CST   SUNSET   500 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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