Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1022 AM CST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              82   11/01/1938
 LOW              -10   11/29/1891
HIGHEST            76   11/17        68       8       79  11/02
LOWEST             22   11/20        11      11       15  11/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              47.9    11.4     54.8
AVG. MINIMUM     38.5              30.5     8.0     36.6
MEAN             48.9              39.2     9.7     45.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.8    -2.8        2
DAYS MIN <= 32      4              16.2   -12.2       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.10   1931
 MINIMUM         0.03   1969
TOTALS           1.38              2.19   -0.81     3.36
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01         4               8.3    -4.3       12
DAYS >= .10         3               4.3    -1.3        8
DAYS >= .50         2               1.5     0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.7   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS              T               2.5    -2.5      6.9
SINCE 7/1           T               2.9    -2.9      6.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             5  11/21
 24 HR TOTAL        T   11/30 TO 11/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     477               774    -297      573
 SINCE 7/1        683              1258    -575      881
COOLING TOTAL       1                 0       1        1
 SINCE 1/1       1448              1066     382     1211
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/310    DATE  11/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/310    DATE  11/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

NOVEMBER 2016 WILL GO INTO THE RECORD BOOKS AS A WARM AND DRY MONTH.
THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 48.9 DEGREES...WHICH IS THE 2ND
WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. IT WAS 2ND TO 2001 WHICH HAD A MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 49.7 DEGREES. ALSO...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THE 17TH WAS 76 DEGREES WHICH SET A NEW RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE
WITH THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75 DEGREES IN 1941. THE MONTHLY RAINFALL
TOTAL WAS ONLY 1.38 INCHES WHICH WAS 0.81 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

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