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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
942 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              93   04/22/1980
 LOW                9   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            83   04/01        83       0       86  04/12
LOWEST             31   04/04        23       8       23  04/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.2              62.3     3.9     62.4
AVG. MINIMUM     44.0              41.1     2.9     40.3
MEAN             55.1              51.7     3.4     51.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               5.0    -4.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           2.51              3.86   -1.35     4.78
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.13   -0.05     0.16
DAYS >= .01        11              11.2    -0.2       14
DAYS >= .10         7               7.2    -0.2        8
DAYS >= .50         1               2.6    -1.6        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               1.8    -1.8      0.8
SINCE 7/1        29.1              35.3    -6.2     48.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             1  04/14
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     296               412    -116      413
 SINCE 7/1       5808              6039    -231     6650
COOLING TOTAL       7                13      -6       12
 SINCE 1/1          7                14      -7       12
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/310    DATE  04/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  04/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     56

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      2

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

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