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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
533 PM CDT FRI OCT 20 2017


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 20 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         76    154 PM  88    2003  62     14       56
  MINIMUM         55    703 AM  20    1960  42     13       39
  AVERAGE         66                        52     14       48

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          0.75 1971   0.09  -0.09     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    3.51                      1.69   1.82     0.82
  SINCE SEP 1      6.30                      4.74   1.56     6.32
  SINCE JAN 1     28.54                     31.46  -2.92    31.65

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.1  1916   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SINCE SEP 1      0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SINCE JUL 1      0.0                       0.1   -0.1      0.0
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY            0                        14    -14       17
  MONTH TO DATE   97                       210   -113       97
  SINCE SEP 1    119                       304   -185      118
  SINCE JUL 1    119                       310   -191      118

 COOLING
  TODAY            1                         0      1        0
  MONTH TO DATE   20                        11      9       30
  SINCE SEP 1    226                       124    102      247
  SINCE JAN 1   1306                      1063    243     1444
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (160)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    12.3


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    86           500 AM
 LOWEST     46           100 PM
 AVERAGE    66

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   61        86      1947
                                             1899
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   41        21      1930


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
OCTOBER 20 2017.......SUNRISE   733 AM CDT   SUNSET   625 PM CDT
OCTOBER 21 2017.......SUNRISE   734 AM CDT   SUNSET   624 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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