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

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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA

1005 AM CDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             110   08/04/1918
 LOW               40   08/20/1950
                        08/24/1891
HIGHEST            93   08/24        96      -3      104  08/30
LOWEST             57   08/13        53       4       57  08/16
                                                          08/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.6              83.8    -0.2     88.0
AVG. MINIMUM     67.2              64.8     2.4     66.7
MEAN             75.4              74.3     1.1     77.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      3               5.5    -2.5       12
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        13.68   1977
 MINIMUM         0.14   1909
TOTALS          11.36              4.13    7.23     0.98
DAILY AVG.       0.37              0.13    0.24     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14               9.1     4.9        3
DAYS >= .10        10               6.4     3.6        3
DAYS >= .50         5               2.7     2.3        1
DAYS >= 1.00        4               1.3     2.7        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   5
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
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   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 5      -5        0
 SINCE 7/1          2                 6      -4        0
COOLING TOTAL     329               293      36      393
 SINCE 1/1        969               939      30     1101
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/350    DATE  08/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/340    DATE  08/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             17
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                     14

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

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