Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1005 AM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

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...THE WATERLOO IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1895 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              87   03/29/1986
 LOW              -34   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            72   03/08        71       1       81  03/16
LOWEST             -3   03/02         4      -7      -11  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     51.0              45.6     5.4     48.0
AVG. MINIMUM     30.4              26.0     4.4     22.9
MEAN             40.7              35.8     4.9     35.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               3.9    -1.9        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     19              22.5    -3.5       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.5     0.5        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.43   1961
 MINIMUM         0.09   1910
TOTALS           2.87              2.06    0.81     0.60
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.07    0.02     0.02
DAYS >= .01        16               9.7     6.3        6
DAYS >= .10         6               4.8     1.2        1
DAYS >= .50         2               1.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            2.9               4.6    -1.7      0.7
SINCE 7/1        46.0              33.5    12.5     29.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   03/03                          5  03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      2.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     746               906    -160      909
 SINCE 7/1       5445              6325    -880     6670
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/360    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/360    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               10     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      19     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      7

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

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