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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1148 AM CST TUE MAR 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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              78   02/24/1930
 LOW              -26   02/03/1996
                        02/13/1905
                        02/02/1905
HIGHEST            71   02/27        59      12       46  02/07
LOWEST              2   02/13        -5       7      -10  02/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.8              36.1     3.7     27.1
AVG. MINIMUM     24.3              18.8     5.5      8.6
MEAN             32.0              27.4     4.6     17.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      8              10.5    -2.5       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              23.9     0.1       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.6    -2.6        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.20   1915
 MINIMUM         0.09   1931
TOTALS           1.09              1.28   -0.19     0.67
DAILY AVG.       0.04                MM      MM     0.02
DAYS >= .01         8               7.8     0.2        5
DAYS >= .10         3               3.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   2008
TOTALS           11.4               7.9     3.5      9.7
SINCE 7/1        30.0              28.3     1.7     29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= 1.0         6               2.5     3.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   02/15                         10  02/02
                        02/12
 24 HR TOTAL      2.5   02/02 TO 02/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     950              1051    -101     1313
 SINCE 7/1       3983              4863    -880     4838
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/290    DATE  02/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/280    DATE  02/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                3     SNOW                       6
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      1
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     10

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

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