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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CDT WED APR 18 2018


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 18 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         40   1223 AM  90    1985  63    -23       76
  MINIMUM         32   1035 AM  20    1983  42    -10       55
  AVERAGE         36                        53    -17       66

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.03          2.55 1991   0.13  -0.10     0.05
  MONTH TO DATE    1.69                      2.05  -0.36     1.94
  SINCE MAR 1      4.06                      4.35  -0.29     5.41
  SINCE JAN 1      6.86                      6.63   0.23     7.92

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             0.3  1939   0.0    0.0      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    3.0                       1.4    1.6      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      8.0                       6.6    1.4      3.6
  SINCE JUL 1     31.0                      34.9   -3.9     14.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           29                        13     16        0
  MONTH TO DATE  508                       286    222      152
  SINCE MAR 1   1321                      1082    239      870
  SINCE JUL 1   5972                      5913     59     4570

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         1     -1        1
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         1     -1       14
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         2     -2       14
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         2     -2       14
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    26   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     E (100)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    34   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     E (100)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    14.2


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  LT FREEZING RAIN
  SNOW
  LIGHT SNOW
  SLEET
  FOG
  HAZE


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    85           900 AM
 LOWEST     59           100 AM
 AVERAGE    72

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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 2018.........SUNRISE   630 AM CDT   SUNSET   758 PM CDT
APRIL 19 2018.........SUNRISE   629 AM CDT   SUNSET   800 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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