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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CDT FRI APR 18 2014


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 18 2014...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

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)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         66    351 PM  90    1985  63      3       43
  MINIMUM         34    622 AM  20    1983  42     -8       35
  AVERAGE         50                        53     -3       39

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          2.55 1991   0.13  -0.13     0.72
  MONTH TO DATE    2.18                      2.05   0.13     6.22
  SINCE MAR 1      2.81                      4.35  -1.54     7.90
  SINCE JAN 1      5.15                      6.63  -1.48    10.75

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           0.3  1939   0.0    0.0       T
  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
  TODAY           15                        13      2       26
  MONTH TO DATE  314                       286     28      339
  SINCE MAR 1   1244                      1082    162     1311
  SINCE JUL 1   6551                      5913    638     5668

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE    7                         1      6        0
  SINCE MAR 1      7                         2      5        0
  SINCE JAN 1      7                         2      5        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    18   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (170)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    22   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (170)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.7


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.2


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  HAZE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    82           600 AM
 LOWEST     28           400 PM
 AVERAGE    55

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   64        86      1987
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   43        25      1928


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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