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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
530 PM CDT MON APR 16 2018


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 16 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         38    303 PM  90    1898  63    -25       72
  MINIMUM         23    703 AM  21    1905  41    -18       53
  AVERAGE         31                        52    -21       63

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            T             1.32 1900   0.13  -0.13     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    1.66                      1.78  -0.12     1.89
  SINCE MAR 1      4.03                      4.08  -0.05     5.36
  SINCE JAN 1      6.83                      6.36   0.47     7.87

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             8.8  1921   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    3.0                       1.3    1.7      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      8.0                       6.5    1.5      3.6
  SINCE JUL 1     31.0                      34.8   -3.8     14.3
  SNOW DEPTH       2

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           34                        13     21        2
  MONTH TO DATE  455                       260    195      148
  SINCE MAR 1   1268                      1056    212      866
  SINCE JUL 1   5919                      5887     32     4566

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0       13
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1       13
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1       13
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION    NW (320)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    32   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION    NW (320)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    18.6


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.7


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT SNOW


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    81           600 AM
 LOWEST     59           400 PM
 AVERAGE    70

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   63        86      1975
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   42        19      1907


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL 16 2018.........SUNRISE   633 AM CDT   SUNSET   756 PM CDT
APRIL 17 2018.........SUNRISE   632 AM CDT   SUNSET   757 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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