079  
CDUS43 KDMX 202228  
CLIDSM  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
527 PM CDT FRI APR 20 2018  
   
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..THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR APRIL 20 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 61 302 PM 86 1987 64 -3 65  
1980  
MINIMUM 33 538 AM 21 1888 43 -10 45  
AVERAGE 47 54 -7 55  
 
PRECIPITATION (IN)  
TODAY 0.00 1.41 1893 0.14 -0.14 0.00  
MONTH TO DATE 1.70 2.33 -0.63 2.07  
SINCE MAR 1 4.07 4.63 -0.56 5.54  
SINCE JAN 1 6.87 6.91 -0.04 8.05  
 
SNOWFALL (IN)  
TODAY 0.0 3.5 1959 0.0 0.0 0.0  
MONTH TO DATE 3.1 1.5 1.6 0.0  
SINCE MAR 1 8.1 6.7 1.4 3.6  
SINCE JUL 1 31.1 35.0 -3.9 14.3  
SNOW DEPTH 0  
 
DEGREE DAYS  
HEATING  
TODAY 18 12 6 10  
MONTH TO DATE 548 310 238 162  
SINCE MAR 1 1361 1106 255 880  
SINCE JUL 1 6012 5937 75 4580  
 
COOLING  
TODAY 0 1 -1 0  
MONTH TO DATE 0 3 -3 15  
SINCE MAR 1 0 4 -4 15  
SINCE JAN 1 0 4 -4 15    
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WIND (MPH)  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED 15 HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION SE (140)  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED 22 HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION E (100)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.7  
 
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.6  
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS  
THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED TODAY.  
NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.  
 
 
RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT)  
HIGHEST 69 600 AM  
LOWEST 28 300 PM  
AVERAGE 49  
   
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THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TOMORROW  
NORMAL RECORD YEAR  
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 65 91 1980  
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 43 24 1966  
 
 
SUNRISE AND SUNSET  
APRIL 20 2018.........SUNRISE 627 AM CDT SUNSET 801 PM CDT  
APRIL 21 2018.........SUNRISE 626 AM CDT SUNSET 802 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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