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

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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

853 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              78   02/24/1930
 LOW              -26   02/03/1996
                        02/13/1905
                        02/02/1905
HIGHEST            55   02/18        59      -4       52  02/10
LOWEST            -10   02/10        -5      -5       -5  02/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.8              36.1    -8.3     36.6
AVG. MINIMUM      8.8              18.8   -10.0     20.4
MEAN             18.3              27.4    -9.1     28.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     19              10.5     8.5       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              23.9     4.1       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               2.6     5.4        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.20   1915
 MINIMUM         0.09   1931
TOTALS           1.84              1.28    0.56     1.74
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.05    0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01        12               7.8     4.2        9
DAYS >= .10         6               3.5     2.5        6
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   2008
TOTALS           19.4               7.9    11.5     15.7
SINCE 7/1        41.9              28.3    13.6     38.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 4      -1        2
DAYS >= 1.0         8               2.5     5.5        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   02/05                          9  02/28
                                                          02/27
 24 HR TOTAL      4.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1302              1051     251     1015
 SINCE 7/1       5307              4831     476     4357
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/300    DATE  02/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/290    DATE  02/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       8
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      2
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      9

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

&&

FEBRUARY 2014 WILL GO DOWN AS A COLD AND SNOWY MONTH. IT WILL GO
INTO THE RECORD BOOKS AS THE 15TH COLDEST FEBRUARY WITH A MONTHLY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 18.3 DEGREES AND THE 5TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY
WITH 19.4 INCHES. THERE WERE 19 DAYS WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DID
NOT REACH THE FREEZING MARK AND 8 DAYS WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE
DROPPED BELOW 0. THERE WERE 8 DAYS WHEN THE DAILY SNOWFALL TOTAL
EXCEEDED 1 INCH. THE 4.7 INCHES THAT FELL ON THE 4TH RANKED AS THE
4TH HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL FOR THAT PARTICULAR DAY.

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