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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
843 AM CDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              95   10/05/1963
 LOW                7   10/28/1925
HIGHEST            76   10/16        83      -7       86  10/02
LOWEST             30   10/31        26       4       27  10/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     64.7              63.1     1.6     63.7
AVG. MINIMUM     45.4              43.0     2.4     44.2
MEAN             55.0              53.1     1.9     54.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               3.6    -2.6        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.29   1941
 MINIMUM         0.03   1952
TOTALS           3.78              2.64    1.14     3.92
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.09    0.03     0.13
DAYS >= .01         9               8.9     0.1        9
DAYS >= .10         6               5.1     0.9        5
DAYS >= .50         2               1.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.7     1.3        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            7.4   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.4    -0.4      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     302               384     -82      366
 SINCE 7/1        382               484    -102      390
COOLING TOTAL       1                14     -13       31
 SINCE 1/1       1075              1066       9     1353
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/300    DATE  10/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/010    DATE  10/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      7

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

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