Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1019 AM CST THU MAR 1 2018

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2018...

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

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              78   02/24/1930
 LOW              -26   02/03/1996
                        02/13/1905
                        02/02/1905
HIGHEST            65   02/27        59       6       75  02/17
LOWEST             -6   02/06        -5      -1        9  02/09
AVG. MAXIMUM     33.9              36.1    -2.2     50.4
AVG. MINIMUM     16.0              18.8    -2.8     28.0
MEAN             25.0              27.4    -2.4     39.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13              10.5     2.5        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              23.9     2.1       19
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               2.6    -1.6        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         3.20   1915
 MINIMUM         0.09   1931
TOTALS           1.76              1.28    0.48     0.77
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.05    0.01     0.03
DAYS >= .01        14               7.8     6.2        5
DAYS >= .10         6               3.5     2.5        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.6     0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           22.7   2008
TOTALS           12.3               7.9     4.4      4.4
SINCE 7/1        22.8              28.3    -5.5     10.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 4      -2        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.5     0.5        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   02/11                          2  02/25
                                                          02/10
                                                          02/09
 24 HR TOTAL      5.4   02/05 TO 02/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1114              1051      63      715
 SINCE 7/1       4650              4831    -181     3700
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/180    DATE  02/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/170    DATE  02/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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