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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1005 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              91   03/29/1986
 LOW              -22   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            74   03/14        75      -1       84  03/16
LOWEST             17   03/02         9       8        2  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     56.4              49.0     7.4     55.1
AVG. MINIMUM     37.1              29.7     7.4     30.9
MEAN             46.7              39.3     7.4     43.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               3.0    -2.0        2
DAYS MIN <= 32     10              18.5    -8.5       15
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           1.98              2.30   -0.32     0.49
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.07   -0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         8               9.7    -1.7        3
DAYS >= .10         5               4.9     0.1        1
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.3               5.2    -4.9        T
SINCE 7/1        30.3              33.5    -3.2     29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/01                          1  03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      0.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     558               796    -238      674
 SINCE 7/1       4541              5627   -1086     5512
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/300    DATE  03/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/140    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      1
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      8

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

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