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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MAY 3 2016...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

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


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         70    309 PM  88    1949  69      1       85
  MINIMUM         44    235 AM  29    1907  48     -4       60
  AVERAGE         57                        58     -1       73

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.62 1913   0.15  -0.15     0.02
  MONTH TO DATE    0.08                      0.46  -0.38     0.05
  SINCE MAR 1      5.43                      6.62  -1.19     3.05
  SINCE JAN 1      7.20                      8.90  -1.70     5.07

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           3.5  2013   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.0    0.0      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      0.3                       7.0   -6.7       T
  SINCE JUL 1     30.3                      35.3   -5.0     29.1
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            8                         8      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE   37                        24     13        9
  SINCE MAR 1    932                      1232   -300      979
  SINCE JUL 1   4915                      6063  -1148     5817

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        8
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         3     -3        8
  SINCE MAR 1     19                        17      2       15
  SINCE JAN 1     19                        17      2       15
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    22   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     W (260)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    29   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     W (280)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     6.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.4


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    89           600 AM
 LOWEST     31           100 PM
 AVERAGE    60

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   69        91      1918
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   48        26      1907


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MAY  3 2016...........SUNRISE   608 AM CDT   SUNSET   815 PM CDT
MAY  4 2016...........SUNRISE   607 AM CDT   SUNSET   816 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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