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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 20 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         36    459 PM  61    1941  32      4       30
  MINIMUM         32    934 AM -13    1901  17     15       22
  AVERAGE         34                        24     10       26

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             0.93 1882   0.05  -0.05      T
  MONTH TO DATE    0.25                      0.99  -0.74     0.21
  SINCE DEC 1      0.25                      0.99  -0.74     0.21
  SINCE JAN 1     41.21                     35.59   5.62    31.40

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY           MM             6.8  2012   0.3   MM         T
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         5.9   -5.9      5.6
  SINCE DEC 1      T                         5.9   -5.9      5.6
  SINCE JUL 1      5.8                       8.8   -3.0      7.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           31                        40     -9       39
  MONTH TO DATE  627                       753   -126      844
  SINCE DEC 1    627                       753   -126      844
  SINCE JUL 1   1944                      2011    -67     2047

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE DEC 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1   1075                      1066      9     1353
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED     9   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    12   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SW (220)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     6.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    92           100 AM
 LOWEST     82          1000 AM
 AVERAGE    87

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   32        63      1941
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   16       -18      1989


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
DECEMBER 20 2014......SUNRISE   737 AM CST   SUNSET   447 PM CST
DECEMBER 21 2014......SUNRISE   738 AM CST   SUNSET   448 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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