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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 23 2017...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2017


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         58    357 PM  86    1910  52      6       55
  MINIMUM         42    725 AM   4    1965  32     10       36
  AVERAGE         50                        42      8       46

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.25 2009   0.08  -0.08     0.36
  MONTH TO DATE    0.79                      1.61  -0.82     1.79
  SINCE MAR 1      0.79                      1.61  -0.82     1.79
  SINCE JAN 1      3.30                      3.89  -0.59     3.56

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.8  1897   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    3.6                       4.1   -0.5      0.3
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       4.1   -0.5      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      32.4  -18.1     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           15                        23     -8       19
  MONTH TO DATE  571                       630    -59      416
  SINCE MAR 1    571                       630    -59      416
  SINCE JUL 1   4271                      5461  -1190     4399

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    SE (140)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    32   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    SE (140)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    16.1


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.9


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    56          1200 PM
 LOWEST     33           100 AM
 AVERAGE    45

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   53        83      1967
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   33         1      1974


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH 23 2017.........SUNRISE   712 AM CDT   SUNSET   730 PM CDT
MARCH 24 2017.........SUNRISE   711 AM CDT   SUNSET   732 PM CDT


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

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