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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
529 PM CDT SUN APR 8 2018


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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 8 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         36   1145 AM  87    1931  60    -24       76
                                      1887
  MINIMUM         27    402 AM  20    1972  38    -11       48
                                      1928
  AVERAGE         32                        49    -17       62

PRECIPITATION (IN)
  TODAY            0.01          1.17 1904   0.11  -0.10     0.00
  MONTH TO DATE    0.03                      0.81  -0.78     1.19
  SINCE MAR 1      2.40                      3.11  -0.71     4.66
  SINCE JAN 1      5.20                      5.39  -0.19     7.17

SNOWFALL (IN)
  TODAY            T             3.5  1973   0.1   -0.1      0.0
  MONTH TO DATE    T                         0.8   -0.8      0.0
  SINCE MAR 1      5.0                       6.0   -1.0      3.6
  SINCE JUL 1     28.0                      34.3   -6.3     14.3
  SNOW DEPTH       0

DEGREE DAYS
 HEATING
  TODAY           33                        16     17        3
  MONTH TO DATE  272                       142    130      116
  SINCE MAR 1   1085                       938    147      834
  SINCE JUL 1   5736                      5769    -33     4534

 COOLING
  TODAY            0                         0      0        0
  MONTH TO DATE    0                         0      0        0
  SINCE MAR 1      0                         1     -1        0
  SINCE JAN 1      0                         1     -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
  HIGHEST WIND SPEED    23   HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION     S (160)
  HIGHEST GUST SPEED    28   HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION     S (160)
  AVERAGE WIND SPEED    10.9


SKY COVER
  POSSIBLE SUNSHINE  MM
  AVERAGE SKY COVER 1.0


WEATHER CONDITIONS
 THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.
  LIGHT RAIN
  SNOW
  LIGHT SNOW


RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)
 HIGHEST    61           100 PM
 LOWEST     47          1000 AM
 AVERAGE    54

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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW
                         NORMAL    RECORD    YEAR
 MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   60        86      1977
 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F)   39        19      1997
                                             1928


SUNRISE AND SUNSET
APRIL  8 2018.........SUNRISE   646 AM CDT   SUNSET   748 PM CDT
APRIL  9 2018.........SUNRISE   644 AM CDT   SUNSET   749 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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