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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
939 AM CDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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             105   05/30/1934
 LOW               26   05/04/1907
HIGHEST            85   05/03        88      -3       90  05/07
LOWEST             39   05/19        37       2       36  05/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.6              72.4     0.2     74.6
AVG. MINIMUM     55.0              52.2     2.8     53.6
MEAN             63.8              62.3     1.5     64.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.4    -0.4        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        11.08   1996
 MINIMUM         0.77   1925
TOTALS           4.33              4.74   -0.41     3.40
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.15   -0.01     0.11
DAYS >= .01        16              12.5     3.5       11
DAYS >= .10        10               8.6     1.4        7
DAYS >= .50         3               3.0     0.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            6.9   2013
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1        29.1              35.3    -6.2     48.3
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   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     104               146     -42      137
 SINCE 7/1       5912              6185    -273     6787
COOLING TOTAL      73                62      11      119
 SINCE 1/1         80                76       4      131
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/240    DATE  05/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/240    DATE  05/17

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       9
LIGHT RAIN               21     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
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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