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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
953 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015

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            84   03/16        75       9       78  03/31
LOWEST              2   03/05         9      -7       -7  03/03
AVG. MAXIMUM     55.1              49.0     6.1     45.1
AVG. MINIMUM     30.9              29.7     1.2     24.2
MEAN             43.0              39.3     3.7     34.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               3.0    -1.0        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              18.5    -3.5       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           0.49              2.30   -1.81     0.63
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.07   -0.05     0.02
DAYS >= .01         3               9.7    -6.7        6
DAYS >= .10         1               4.9    -3.9        3
DAYS >= .50         0               1.4    -1.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS              T               5.2    -5.2      5.6
SINCE 7/1        29.1              33.5    -4.4     47.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/01                          4  03/02
 24 HR TOTAL        T   03/05 TO 03/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     674               796    -122      930
 SINCE 7/1       5512              5627    -115     6237
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/310    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/300    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)    0
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     54

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

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

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