Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1230 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 3 2015...

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)
 YESTERDAY
  MAXIMUM         36    328 PM  81    1983  43     -7       19
  MINIMUM         16   1159 PM  -7    2014  25     -9       -7
  AVERAGE         26                        34     -8        6

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.01          1.16 1923   0.07  -0.06     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.01                      0.19  -0.18     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      0.01                      0.19  -0.18     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.03                      2.47  -0.44     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  YESTERDAY        T             5.3  1896   0.2   -0.2      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.6   -0.6      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.6   -0.6      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      28.9    0.2     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       T

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  YESTERDAY       39                        31      8       59
  MONTH TO DATE  117                        95     22      180
  SINCE MAR 1    117                        95     22      180
  SINCE JUL 1   4955                      4926     29     5487

 COOLING
  YESTERDAY        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    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (330)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (330)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    14.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED YESTERDAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  LT FREEZING RAIN
  SNOW
  SLEET
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92           700 AM
 LOWEST     62           900 PM
 AVERAGE    77

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        76      1921
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   25        -9      1978


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  4 2015.........SUNRISE   645 AM CST   SUNSET   608 PM CST
MARCH  5 2015.........SUNRISE   643 AM CST   SUNSET   610 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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