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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1138 AM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/22/1980
 LOW                9   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            83   04/03        83       0       83  04/01
LOWEST             25   04/09        23       2       31  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.1              62.3     1.8     66.2
AVG. MINIMUM     44.3              41.1     3.2     44.0
MEAN             54.2              51.7     2.5     55.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               5.0    -1.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           3.37              3.86   -0.49     2.51
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.13   -0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01        13              11.2     1.8       11
DAYS >= .10         6               7.2    -1.2        7
DAYS >= .50         4               2.6     1.4        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               1.8    -1.8      0.0
SINCE 7/1        30.3              35.3    -5.0     29.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   04/30 TO 04/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     337               412     -75      296
 SINCE 7/1       4878              6039   -1161     5808
COOLING TOTAL      19                13       6        7
 SINCE 1/1         19                14       5        7
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/310    DATE  04/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    54/320    DATE  04/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       2
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      5

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

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