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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
928 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              93   04/22/1980
 LOW                9   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            86   04/30        83       3       90  04/25
LOWEST             22   04/02        23      -1       31  04/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.3              62.3    -3.0     66.8
AVG. MINIMUM     37.8              41.1    -3.3     45.5
MEAN             48.6              51.7    -3.1     56.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      9               5.0     4.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           6.53              3.86    2.67     5.89
DAILY AVG.       0.22              0.13    0.09     0.20
DAYS >= .01        10              11.2    -1.2       12
DAYS >= .10         9               7.2     1.8        8
DAYS >= .50         4               2.6     1.4        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.8     1.2        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        MM
TOTALS              T               1.8    -1.8      0.0
SINCE 7/1        48.3              35.3    13.0     20.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/23 TO 04/23

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     498               412      86      280
 SINCE 7/1       5827              6039    -212     4656
COOLING TOTAL      12                13      -1       23
 SINCE 1/1         12                14      -2       57
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/300    DATE  04/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/300    DATE  04/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      1
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      3

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

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