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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
714 AM CDT FRI NOV 1 2013

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              95   10/05/1963
 LOW                7   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            86   10/02        83       3       81  10/21
LOWEST             27   10/25        26       1       27  10/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.7              63.1     0.6     63.0
AVG. MINIMUM     44.2              43.0     1.2     42.5
MEAN             54.0              53.1     0.9     52.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               3.6     0.4        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.29   1941
 MINIMUM         0.03   1952
TOTALS           3.92              2.64    1.28     3.34
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.09    0.04     0.11
DAYS >= .01         9               8.9     0.1       11
DAYS >= .10         5               5.1    -0.1        5
DAYS >= .50         2               1.7     0.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            7.4   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     366               384     -18      385
 SINCE 7/1        390               484     -94      454
COOLING TOTAL      31                14      17       11
 SINCE 1/1       1353              1066     287     1610
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  10/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/290    DATE  10/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      2

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

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