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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
528 PM CDT SAT APR 21 2018

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 21 2018...
VALID TODAY AS OF 0500 PM LOCAL TIME.

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2018


WEATHER ITEM   OBSERVED TIME   RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST
                VALUE   (LST)  VALUE       VALUE  FROM      YEAR
                                                  NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
 TODAY
  MAXIMUM         58    359 PM  91    1980  65     -7       62
  MINIMUM         46    617 AM  24    1966  43      3       41
  AVERAGE         52                        54     -2       52

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.00          1.66 1984   0.14  -0.14     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.70                      2.47  -0.77     2.07
  SINCE MAR 1      4.07                      4.77  -0.70     5.54
  SINCE JAN 1      6.87                      7.05  -0.18     8.05

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            0.0           1.0  1918   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    3.1                       1.6    1.5      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      8.1                       6.8    1.3      3.6
  SINCE JUL 1     31.1                      35.1   -4.0     14.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           13                        12      1       13
  MONTH TO DATE  561                       322    239      175
  SINCE MAR 1   1374                      1118    256      893
  SINCE JUL 1   6025                      5949     76     4593

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         4     -4       15
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         5     -5       15
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         5     -5       15
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    13   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     E (110)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    17   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (110)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED     7.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


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


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    60           300 AM
 LOWEST     25           400 PM
 AVERAGE    43

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   65        93      1980
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   44        26      1986


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 21 2018.........SUNRISE   626 AM CDT   SUNSET   802 PM CDT
APRIL 22 2018.........SUNRISE   624 AM CDT   SUNSET   803 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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