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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1104 AM CDT TUE NOV 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              95   10/05/1963
 LOW                7   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            87   10/17        83       4       85  10/11
LOWEST             33   10/13        26       7       34  10/30
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.9              63.1     6.8     66.0
AVG. MINIMUM     49.6              43.0     6.6     46.7
MEAN             59.7              53.1     6.6     56.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               3.6    -3.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.29   1941
 MINIMUM         0.03   1952
TOTALS           0.91              2.64   -1.73     1.41
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.09   -0.06     0.05
DAYS >= .01         7               8.9    -1.9        7
DAYS >= .10         1               5.1    -4.1        4
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0

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     185               384    -199      278
 SINCE 7/1        206               484    -278      308
COOLING TOTAL      33                14      19       15
 SINCE 1/1       1447              1066     381     1210
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/210    DATE  10/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/200    DATE  10/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      5

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

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