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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
203 PM CST SAT FEB 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/08/2003
 LOW              -30   01/05/1884
HIGHEST            53   01/19        50       3       59  01/29
LOWEST            -12   01/06       -10      -2       -2  01/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     29.4              31.0    -1.6     36.3
AVG. MINIMUM      6.6              14.3    -7.7     16.2
MEAN             18.0              22.6    -4.6     26.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     15              15.2    -0.2       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     31              29.4     1.6       28
DAYS MIN <= 0      10               5.0     5.0        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.38   1960
 MINIMUM         0.07   1954
TOTALS           0.50              1.00   -0.50     1.11
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.04
DAYS >= .01         7               7.5    -0.5        7
DAYS >= .10         2               2.8    -0.8        4
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            7.5               8.5    -1.0      7.5
SINCE 7/1        22.5              20.4     2.1     23.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.5     0.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/04                          6  01/31
                        01/03                             01/02
                        01/02                             01/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1449              1313     136     1191
 SINCE 7/1       4005              3780     225     3342
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              13.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/330    DATE  01/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/310    DATE  01/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      0
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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