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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
656 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
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              78   02/24/1930
 LOW              -26   02/03/1996
                        02/13/1905
                        02/02/1905
HIGHEST            75   02/17        59      16       71  02/27
LOWEST              9   02/09        -5      14        2  02/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.4              36.1    14.3     39.8
AVG. MINIMUM     28.0              18.8     9.2     24.3
MEAN             39.2              27.4    11.8     32.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              10.5    -6.5        8
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              23.9    -4.9       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               2.6    -2.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.20   1915
 MINIMUM         0.09   1931
TOTALS           0.77              1.28   -0.51     1.09
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.05   -0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01         5               7.8    -2.8        8
DAYS >= .10         4               3.5     0.5        3
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            4.4               7.9    -3.5     11.4
SINCE 7/1        10.7              28.3   -17.6     30.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.5    -0.5        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   02/25                          4  02/15
                        02/10                             02/12
                        02/09
 24 HR TOTAL      2.6   02/08 TO 02/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     715              1051    -336      950
 SINCE 7/1       3700              4831   -1131     3983
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    30/210    DATE  02/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/220    DATE  02/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

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