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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
931 AM CDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2017

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            81   04/09        83      -2       83  04/03
LOWEST             31   04/07        23       8       25  04/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     65.0              62.3     2.7     64.1
AVG. MINIMUM     45.7              41.1     4.6     44.3
MEAN             55.4              51.7     3.7     54.2
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        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           4.16              3.86    0.30     3.37
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.13    0.01     0.11
DAYS >= .01        15              11.2     3.8       13
DAYS >= .10         9               7.2     1.8        6
DAYS >= .50         4               2.6     1.4        4
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.8     0.2        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS              T               1.8    -1.8      0.0
SINCE 7/1        14.3              35.3   -21.0     30.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/27 TO 04/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     297               412    -115      337
 SINCE 7/1       4715              6039   -1324     4878
COOLING TOTAL      15                13       2       19
 SINCE 1/1         15                14       1       19
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/050    DATE  04/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/040    DATE  04/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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