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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1051 AM CST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016

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            49   01/30        50      -1       57  01/16
LOWEST             -6   01/17       -10       4       -8  01/07
AVG. MAXIMUM     31.2              31.0     0.2     35.8
AVG. MINIMUM     16.5              14.3     2.2     17.0
MEAN             23.8              22.6     1.2     26.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     16              15.2     0.8       10
DAYS MIN <= 32     29              29.4    -0.4       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               5.0    -1.0        5

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.38   1960
 MINIMUM         0.07   1954
TOTALS           0.68              1.00   -0.32     1.35
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.03   -0.01     0.04
DAYS >= .01         7               7.5    -0.5        7
DAYS >= .10         3               2.8     0.2        3
DAYS >= .50         0               0.3    -0.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            4.0               8.5    -4.5     11.7
SINCE 7/1        18.7              20.4    -1.7     19.4
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.5    -0.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/01                          6  01/06
 24 HR TOTAL      2.0   01/19 TO 01/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1267              1313     -46     1189
 SINCE 7/1       3033              3780    -747     3525
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/320    DATE  01/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/320    DATE  01/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          3     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      2
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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