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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
853 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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             105   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/04/1907
HIGHEST            88   05/30        88       0       85  05/03
LOWEST             40   05/15        37       3       39  05/19
                        05/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     73.2              72.4     0.8     72.6
AVG. MINIMUM     52.9              52.2     0.7     55.0
MEAN             63.0              62.3     0.7     63.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        0
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           4.12              4.74   -0.62     4.33
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.15   -0.02     0.14
DAYS >= .01        12              12.5    -0.5       16
DAYS >= .10         9               8.6     0.4       10
DAYS >= .50         3               3.0     0.0        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.9   2013
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        30.3              35.3    -5.0     29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     128               146     -18      104
 SINCE 7/1       5006              6185   -1179     5912
COOLING TOTAL      74                62      12       73
 SINCE 1/1         93                76      17       80
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/220    DATE  05/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/210    DATE  05/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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