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

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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

936 AM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              91   03/29/1986
 LOW              -22   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            78   03/31        75       3       64  03/29
LOWEST             -7   03/03         9     -16       14  03/21
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.1              49.0    -3.9     41.2
AVG. MINIMUM     24.2              29.7    -5.5     25.6
MEAN             34.7              39.4    -4.7     33.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               3.0     1.0        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              18.5     5.5       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       3               0.2     2.8        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           0.63              2.30   -1.67     1.67
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.07   -0.05     0.05
DAYS >= .01         6               9.7    -3.7       14
DAYS >= .10         3               4.9    -1.9        5
DAYS >= .50         0               1.4    -1.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            5.6               5.2     0.4      9.6
SINCE 7/1        47.5              33.5    14.0     48.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.3     0.7        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   03/02                          9  03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      3.5   03/01 TO 03/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     930               796     134      972
 SINCE 7/1       6237              5627     610     5329
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/280    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/270    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               12     SLEET                      1
FOG                       6     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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