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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
828 AM CDT THU MAY 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/22/1980
 LOW                9   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            86   04/12        83       3       86  04/30
LOWEST             23   04/01        23       0       22  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.4              62.3     0.1     59.3
AVG. MINIMUM     40.3              41.1    -0.8     37.8
MEAN             51.4              51.7    -0.3     48.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6               5.0     1.0        9
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           4.78              3.86    0.92     6.53
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.13    0.03     0.22
DAYS >= .01        14              11.2     2.8       10
DAYS >= .10         8               7.2     0.8        9
DAYS >= .50         3               2.6     0.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        2

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.8               1.8    -1.0        T
SINCE 7/1        48.3              35.3    13.0     48.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   04/14                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     413               412       1      498
 SINCE 7/1       6650              6039     611     5827
COOLING TOTAL      12                13      -1       12
 SINCE 1/1         12                14      -2       12
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/280    DATE  04/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     58

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      7

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

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