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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
858 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   03/29/1986
 LOW              -22   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            77   03/06        75       2       74  03/14
LOWEST             10   03/15         9       1       17  03/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.3              49.0     1.3     56.4
AVG. MINIMUM     32.9              29.7     3.2     37.1
MEAN             41.6              39.3     2.3     46.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               3.0     1.0        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              18.5    -4.5       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           3.47              2.30    1.17     1.98
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.07    0.04     0.06
DAYS >= .01        11               9.7     1.3        8
DAYS >= .10         7               4.9     2.1        5
DAYS >= .50         2               1.4     0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            3.6               5.2    -1.6      0.3
SINCE 7/1        14.3              33.5   -19.2     30.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.3     0.7        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/14                         -1  03/01
                        03/13
 24 HR TOTAL      1.3   03/13 TO 03/13

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     718               796     -78      558
 SINCE 7/1       4418              5627   -1209     4541
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/210    DATE  03/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/200    DATE  03/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         16

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      1
FOG                      13     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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