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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
803 AM CDT SUN JUN 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/04/1907
HIGHEST            90   05/07        88       2       94  05/14
LOWEST             36   05/16        37      -1       34  05/03
                                                          05/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.6              72.4     2.2     71.0
AVG. MINIMUM     53.6              52.2     1.4     52.9
MEAN             64.1              62.3     1.8     62.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.08   1996
 MINIMUM         0.77   1925
TOTALS           3.40              4.74   -1.34     7.26
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.15   -0.04     0.23
DAYS >= .01        11              12.5    -1.5       15
DAYS >= .10         7               8.6    -1.6       11
DAYS >= .50         2               3.0    -1.0        6
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.1    -1.1        3

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.9   2013
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0      6.9
SINCE 7/1        48.3              35.3    13.0     55.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             5  05/03
 24 HR TOTAL        T   05/15 TO 05/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     137               146      -9      175
 SINCE 7/1       6787              6185     602     6002
COOLING TOTAL     119                62      57       90
 SINCE 1/1        131                76      55      102
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/300    DATE  05/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    39/300    DATE  05/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
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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