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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
810 AM CDT SUN SEP 1 2013

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             110   08/04/1918
 LOW               40   08/20/1950
                        08/24/1891
HIGHEST           104   08/30        96       8       99  08/07
                                                          08/01
LOWEST             57   08/16        53       4       51  08/18
                        08/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.0              83.8     4.2     87.5
AVG. MINIMUM     66.7              64.8     1.9     63.5
MEAN             77.4              74.3     3.1     75.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     12               5.5     6.5       15
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.68   1977
 MINIMUM         0.14   1909
TOTALS           0.98              4.13   -3.15     2.32
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.13   -0.10     0.07
DAYS >= .01         3               9.1    -6.1        7
DAYS >= .10         3               6.4    -3.4        4
DAYS >= .50         1               2.7    -1.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.3    -1.3        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 5      -5        2
 SINCE 7/1          0                 6      -6        2
COOLING TOTAL     393               293     100      331
 SINCE 1/1       1101               939     162     1484
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/230    DATE  08/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    30/240    DATE  08/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       4     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      6

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

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