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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
720 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

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...THE DES MOINES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2015...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/24/1930
 LOW              -26   02/03/1996
                        02/13/1905
                        02/02/1905
HIGHEST            46   02/07        59     -13       55  02/18
LOWEST            -10   02/05        -5      -5      -10  02/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.1              36.1    -9.0     27.8
AVG. MINIMUM      8.6              18.8   -10.2      8.8
MEAN             17.9              27.4    -9.5     18.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              10.5     6.5       19
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              23.9     3.1       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       8               2.6     5.4        8

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.20   1915
 MINIMUM         0.09   1931
TOTALS           0.67              1.28   -0.61     1.84
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.05   -0.03     0.07
DAYS >= .01         5               7.8    -2.8       12
DAYS >= .10         1               3.5    -2.5        6
DAYS >= .50         0               0.6    -0.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   2008
TOTALS            9.7               7.9     1.8     19.4
SINCE 7/1        29.1              28.3     0.8     41.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 4      -1        3
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.5     0.5        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        10   02/02                          6  02/05
 24 HR TOTAL      6.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1313              1051     262     1302
 SINCE 7/1       4838              4831       7     5307
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/330    DATE  02/11
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/310    DATE  02/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          9

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                2     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      10     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     14

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

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