Climatological Report (Daily)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
128 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 17 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2014


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 YESTERDAY
  MAXIMUM         55    555 PM  86    1975  63     -8       50
  MINIMUM         34    355 AM  19    1907  42     -8       42
  AVERAGE         45                        52     -7       46

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.00          3.14 2013   0.14  -0.14     3.14
  MONTH TO DATE    2.18                      1.92   0.26     5.50
  SINCE MAR 1      2.81                      4.22  -1.41     7.18
  SINCE JAN 1      5.15                      6.50  -1.35    10.03

SNOWFALL (IN)
  YESTERDAY        0.0           8.2  1983   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.8                       1.4   -0.6       T
  SINCE MAR 1      6.4                       6.6   -0.2      9.6
  SINCE JUL 1     48.3                      34.9   13.4     48.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  YESTERDAY       20                        13      7       19
  MONTH TO DATE  299                       273     26      313
  SINCE MAR 1   1229                      1069    160     1285
  SINCE JUL 1   6536                      5900    636     5642

 COOLING
  YESTERDAY        0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    7                         0      7        0
  SINCE MAR 1      7                         1      6        0
  SINCE JAN 1      7                         1      6        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    23   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (300)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    27   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (300)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    11.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    79          1200 AM
 LOWEST     35           500 PM
 AVERAGE    57

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   63        90      1985
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        20      1983


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 18 2014.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   758 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2014.........SUNRISE   629 AM CDT   SUNSET   759 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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