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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
224 PM CDT WED APR 1 2020

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2020

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            72   03/08        75      -3       72  03/27
LOWEST             23   03/20         9      14       -5  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     53.5              49.0     4.5     43.3
AVG. MINIMUM     34.3              29.7     4.6     25.5
MEAN             43.9              39.3     4.6     34.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               3.0    -3.0        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     14              18.5    -4.5       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.2    -0.2        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.82   1990
 MINIMUM         0.04   1885
TOTALS           3.53              2.30    1.23     2.49
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.07    0.04     0.08
DAYS >= .01         8               9.7    -1.7        9
DAYS >= .10         6               4.9     1.1        6
DAYS >= .50         3               1.4     1.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.4     0.6        0

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           28.0   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            1.0               5.2    -4.2      2.1
SINCE 7/1        28.8              33.5    -4.7     48.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        2
DAYS >= 1.0         0               1.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   03/14                          8  03/08
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   03/14 TO 03/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     646               796    -150      941
 SINCE 7/1       5377              5627    -250     6152
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/290    DATE  03/05
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/300    DATE  03/05

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             14
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

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

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

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