Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1005 AM CST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              67   01/08/2003
 LOW              -30   01/05/1884
HIGHEST            52   01/30        50       2       49  01/30
LOWEST             -3   01/06       -10       7       -6  01/17
AVG. MAXIMUM     34.0              31.0     3.0     31.2
AVG. MINIMUM     21.7              14.3     7.4     16.5
MEAN             27.9              22.6     5.3     23.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9              15.2    -6.2       16
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              29.4    -1.4       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               5.0    -4.0        4

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.38   1960
 MINIMUM         0.07   1954
TOTALS           1.74              1.00    0.74     0.68
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.03    0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01         9               7.5     1.5        7
DAYS >= .10         5               2.8     2.2        3
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            2.5               8.5    -6.0      4.0
SINCE 7/1         6.3              20.4   -14.1     18.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               2.5    -1.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   01/26                          4  01/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1142              1313    -171     1267
 SINCE 7/1       2985              3780    -795     3033
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/320    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/310    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         22

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     75

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW               13     SLEET                      2
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      7
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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