Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
700 AM CST SUN NOV 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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              95   10/05/1963
 LOW                7   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            85   10/11        83       2       76  10/16
LOWEST             34   10/30        26       8       30  10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     66.0              63.1     2.9     64.7
AVG. MINIMUM     46.7              43.0     3.7     45.4
MEAN             56.4              53.1     3.3     55.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               3.6    -3.6        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.29   1941
 MINIMUM         0.03   1952
TOTALS           1.41              2.64   -1.23     3.78
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.09   -0.04     0.12
DAYS >= .01         7               8.9    -1.9        9
DAYS >= .10         4               5.1    -1.1        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        2

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            7.4   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     278               384    -106      302
 SINCE 7/1        308               484    -176      382
COOLING TOTAL      15                14       1        1
 SINCE 1/1       1210              1066     144     1075
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/320    DATE  10/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  10/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      6

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

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