864  
CXUS53 KDMX 191610  
CLMDSM  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
656 AM CST WED MAR 1 2017  
   
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...THE DES MOINES IA CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY  
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 78 02/24/1930  
LOW -26 02/03/1996  
02/13/1905  
02/02/1905  
HIGHEST 75 02/17 59 16 71 02/27  
LOWEST 9 02/09 -5 14 2 02/13  
AVG. MAXIMUM 50.4 36.1 14.3 39.8  
AVG. MINIMUM 28.0 18.8 9.2 24.3  
MEAN 39.2 27.4 11.8 32.0  
DAYS MAX >= 90 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MAX <= 32 4 10.5 -6.5 8  
DAYS MIN <= 32 19 23.9 -4.9 24  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 2.6 -2.6 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 3.20 1915  
MINIMUM 0.09 1931  
TOTALS 0.77 1.28 -0.51 1.09  
DAILY AVG. 0.03 0.05 -0.02 0.04  
DAYS >= .01 5 7.8 -2.8 8  
DAYS >= .10 4 3.5 0.5 3  
DAYS >= .50 0 0.6 -0.6 0  
DAYS >= 1.00 0 0.1 -0.1 0  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL 22.7 2008  
TOTALS 4.4 7.9 -3.5 11.4  
SINCE 7/1 10.7 28.3 -17.6 30.0  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 4 -4 1  
DAYS >= 1.0 2 2.5 -0.5 6  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 2 02/25 4 02/15  
02/10 02/12  
02/09  
24 HR TOTAL 2.6 02/08 TO 02/08  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 715 1051 -336 950  
SINCE 7/1 3700 4831 -1131 3983  
COOLING TOTAL 0 0 0 0  
SINCE 1/1 0 0 0 0    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 10.5  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 30/210 DATE 02/04  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 40/220 DATE 02/04  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.60  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 6  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 14  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 8  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 62  
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH  
THUNDERSTORM 0 MIXED PRECIP 0  
HEAVY RAIN 0 RAIN 2  
LIGHT RAIN 6 FREEZING RAIN 0  
LT FREEZING RAIN 1 HAIL 0  
HEAVY SNOW 0 SNOW 2  
LIGHT SNOW 4 SLEET 0  
FOG 8 FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE 0  
HAZE 3  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
 
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