909  
CXUS53 KDMX 011359  
CLMDSM  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
858 AM CDT SAT APR 1 2017  
   
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..THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1878 TO 2017  
 
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 77 03/06 75 2 74 03/14  
LOWEST 10 03/15 9 1 17 03/02  
AVG. MAXIMUM 50.3 49.0 1.3 56.4  
AVG. MINIMUM 32.9 29.7 3.2 37.1  
MEAN 41.6 39.3 2.3 46.7  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 4 3.0 1.0 1  
DAYS MIN <= 32 14 18.5 -4.5 10  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.2 -0.2 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 5.82 1990  
MINIMUM 0.04 1885  
TOTALS 3.47 2.30 1.17 1.98  
DAILY AVG. 0.11 0.07 0.04 0.06  
DAYS >= .01 11 9.7 1.3 8  
DAYS >= .10 7 4.9 2.1 5  
DAYS >= .50 2 1.4 0.6 1  
DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.4 0.6 0  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 28.0 5  
0  
-26215  
TOTALS 3.6 5.2 -1.6 0.3  
SINCE 7/1 14.3 33.5 -19.2 30.3  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 2 1.3 0.7 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 2 03/14 -1 03/01  
03/13  
24 HR TOTAL 1.3 03/13 TO 03/13  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 718 796 -78 558  
SINCE 7/1 4418 5627 -1209 4541  
COOLING TOTAL 0 1 -1 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 1 -1 0    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 11.2  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 39/210 DATE 03/06  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 50/200 DATE 03/06  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.70  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 3  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 10  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 16  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 63  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 1 RAIN 4  
LIGHT RAIN 9 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HAIL 1  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2  
LIGHT SNOW 7 SLEET 1  
FOG 13 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0  
HAZE 1  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
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