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

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
626 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2019

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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2019

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              93   04/22/1980
 LOW                9   04/03/1975
HIGHEST            84   04/21        83       1       84  04/30
LOWEST             27   04/13        23       4       14  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.7              62.3     1.4     55.4
AVG. MINIMUM     41.4              41.1     0.3     33.5
MEAN             52.6              51.7     0.9     44.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               5.0    -1.0       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.76   1976
 MINIMUM         0.23   1985
TOTALS           2.25              3.86   -1.61     1.70
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.13   -0.05     0.06
DAYS >= .01        11              11.2    -0.2        7
DAYS >= .10         7               7.2    -0.2        3
DAYS >= .50         1               2.6    -1.6        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           15.6   5
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            0.2               1.8    -1.6      3.1
SINCE 7/1        48.8              35.3    13.5     31.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             2  04/16
                                                          04/15
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   04/02 TO 04/02

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     370               412     -42      614
 SINCE 7/1       6522              6039     483     6078
COOLING TOTAL       4                13      -9        5
 SINCE 1/1          4                14     -10        5
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/260    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/230    DATE  04/11

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     61

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

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

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