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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 30 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         46    359 PM  92    1926  68    -22       51
  MINIMUM         41    609 AM  29    1908  47     -6       45
                                      1903
  AVERAGE         44                        57    -13       48

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.36          2.58 1986   0.16   0.20     0.88
  MONTH TO DATE    3.43                      3.86  -0.43     3.37
  SINCE MAR 1      6.90                      6.16   0.74     5.35
  SINCE JAN 1      9.41                      8.44   0.97     7.12

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY           MM             1.0  1960   0.0   MM        0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         1.8   -1.8      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      3.6                       7.0   -3.4      0.3
  SINCE JUL 1     14.3                      35.3  -21.0     30.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           21                         9     12       17
  MONTH TO DATE  297                       412   -115      337
  SINCE MAR 1   1015                      1208   -193      895
  SINCE JUL 1   4715                      6039  -1324     4878

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   15                        13      2       19
  SINCE MAR 1     15                        14      1       19
  SINCE JAN 1     15                        14      1       19
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    25   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NE (60)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    37   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NE (60)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    16.5


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  RAIN
  LIGHT RAIN
  FOG


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    93           400 AM
 LOWEST     86          1200 AM
 AVERAGE    90

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   68        92      1887
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   47        27      1909


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 30 2017.........SUNRISE   612 AM CDT   SUNSET   812 PM CDT
MAY  1 2017...........SUNRISE   611 AM CDT   SUNSET   813 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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