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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
624 PM CST FRI JAN 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              69   12/03/2012
                        12/28/1984
                        12/08/1946
 LOW              -22   12/23/1989
HIGHEST            58   12/10        55       3       MM  MM
LOWEST             14   12/31        -5      19       MM  MM
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.9              34.0     8.9       MM
AVG. MINIMUM     29.5              18.0    11.5       MM
MEAN             36.2              26.0    10.2       MM
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0       MM
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              12.5    -8.5       MM
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              28.0    -9.0       MM
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               3.2    -3.2       MM

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.72   1931
 MINIMUM            T   2002
TOTALS           5.44R             1.42    4.02       MM
DAILY AVG.       0.18              0.05    0.13       MM
DAYS >= .01        12               8.4     3.6       MM
DAYS >= .10         5               3.6     1.4       MM
DAYS >= .50         5               0.8     4.2       MM
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.2     1.8       MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.2   2009
TOTALS            7.8               9.0    -1.2       MM
SINCE 7/1        14.7              11.9     2.8       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.8    -1.8       MM
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   12/30                         MM  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      5.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     885              1209    -324       MM
 SINCE 7/1       1766              2467    -701       MM
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0       MM
 SINCE 1/1       1211              1066     145       MM
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/300    DATE  12/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/290    DATE  12/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      1
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      9

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

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