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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
536 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 20 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         53   1258 AM  94    1925  74    -21       85
  MINIMUM         47    802 AM  35    1892  54     -7       65
  AVERAGE         50                        64    -14       75

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.14          2.01 1950   0.15  -0.01     0.04
  MONTH TO DATE    1.94                      3.09  -1.15     2.71
  SINCE MAR 1      4.94                      9.25  -4.31     8.12
  SINCE JAN 1      6.96                     11.53  -4.57    10.46

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           T    1892   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           15                         4     11        0
  MONTH TO DATE   87                       117    -30      137
  SINCE MAR 1   1057                      1325   -268     1480
  SINCE JUL 1   5895                      6156   -261     6787

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         2     -2       10
  MONTH TO DATE   47                        28     19       30
  SINCE MAR 1     54                        42     12       42
  SINCE JAN 1     54                        42     12       42
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    14   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (60)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    18   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (70)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     8.2


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    86           700 AM
 LOWEST     50          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    68

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   74        94      1886
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   54        35      1931
                                             1883


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY 20 2015...........SUNRISE   551 AM CDT   SUNSET   832 PM CDT
MAY 21 2015...........SUNRISE   550 AM CDT   SUNSET   833 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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