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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
843 AM CDT SAT JUN 1 2013

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/04/1907
HIGHEST            94   05/14        88       6       91  05/27
                                                          05/26
                                                          05/15
LOWEST             34   05/03        37      -3       47  05/09
                        05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.0              72.4    -1.4     79.5
AVG. MINIMUM     52.9              52.2     0.7     57.5
MEAN             62.0              62.3    -0.3     68.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.08   1996
 MINIMUM         0.77   1925
TOTALS           7.26              4.74    2.52     3.15
DAILY AVG.       0.23              0.15    0.08     0.10
DAYS >= .01        15              12.5     2.5        8
DAYS >= .10        11               8.6     2.4        5
DAYS >= .50         6               3.0     3.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.1     1.9        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            1.3   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            6.9R              0.0     6.9      0.0
SINCE 7/1        55.2              35.3    19.9     20.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.0     2.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   05/03                          0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5R  05/03 TO 05/03

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     175               146      29       35
 SINCE 7/1       6002              6185    -183     4691
COOLING TOTAL      90                62      28      151
 SINCE 1/1        102                76      26      208
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/150    DATE  05/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/140    DATE  05/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      5

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

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