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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
200 PM CDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              91   03/29/1986
 LOW              -22   03/01/1962
HIGHEST            65   03/14        75     -10       77  03/06
LOWEST             19   03/08         9      10       10  03/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     46.8              49.0    -2.2     50.3
AVG. MINIMUM     30.2              29.7     0.5     32.9
MEAN             38.5              39.3    -0.8     41.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               3.0    -2.0        4
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              18.5     3.5       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           2.37              2.30    0.07     3.47
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.07    0.01     0.11
DAYS >= .01        13               9.7     3.3       11
DAYS >= .10         7               4.9     2.1        7
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            5.0               5.2    -0.2      3.6
SINCE 7/1        28.0              33.5    -5.5     14.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               1.3     1.7        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/25                          2  03/14
                        03/08                             03/13
 24 HR TOTAL      1.6   03/24 TO 03/24

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     813               796      17      718
 SINCE 7/1       5464              5627    -163     4418
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/320    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/110    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  6
  2
  1
  5
  3
  0
HAZE                      5

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

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