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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1229 PM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/08/2003
 LOW              -30   01/05/1884
HIGHEST            57   01/16        50       7       53  01/19
LOWEST             -8   01/07       -10       2      -12  01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.8              31.0     4.8     29.4
AVG. MINIMUM     17.0              14.3     2.7      6.6
MEAN             26.4              22.6     3.8     18.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10              15.2    -5.2       15
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              29.4     0.6       31
DAYS MIN <= 0       5               5.0     0.0       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.38   1960
 MINIMUM         0.07   1954
TOTALS           1.35              1.00    0.35     0.50
DAILY AVG.       0.04              0.03    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01         7               7.5    -0.5        7
DAYS >= .10         3               2.8     0.2        2
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           37.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS           11.7               8.5     3.2      7.5
SINCE 7/1        19.4              20.4    -1.0     22.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        1
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.5    -0.5        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   01/06                          4  01/04
                                                          01/03
                                                          01/02
 24 HR TOTAL      5.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1189              1313    -124     1449
 SINCE 7/1       3525              3780    -255     4005
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  01/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/320    DATE  01/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
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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