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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
527 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR MARCH 1 2015...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2015


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         33    454 PM  77    1992  42     -9       21
  MINIMUM         20    517 AM -22    1962  24     -4        0
  AVERAGE         27                        33     -6       11

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.14 1991   0.06  -0.06     0.14
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.06  -0.06     0.14
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.06  -0.06     0.14
  SINCE JAN 1      2.02                      2.34  -0.32     2.48

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             7.2  1948   0.2   -0.2      3.5
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.2   -0.2      3.5
  SINCE MAR 1      T                         0.2   -0.2      3.5
  SINCE JUL 1     29.1                      28.5    0.6     45.4
  SNOW DEPTH       1

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           38                        32      6       54
  MONTH TO DATE   38                        32      6       54
  SINCE MAR 1     38                        32      6       54
  SINCE JUL 1   4876                      4863     13     5361

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         0      0        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         0      0        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    16   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (310)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    20   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (310)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     8.0


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    84           100 AM
 LOWEST     47           400 PM
 AVERAGE    66

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        75      1983
                                             1923
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   24       -10      1913


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
MARCH  1 2015.........SUNRISE   650 AM CST   SUNSET   605 PM CST
MARCH  2 2015.........SUNRISE   648 AM CST   SUNSET   606 PM CST


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




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