IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 11 February 2011

High temperature streaks

Posted: 11 Feb 2011 05:53 AM

The forecast holds a great deal of optimism for a streak of at least a week of above freezing daily high temperatures this would follow a period of 12 days with highs at or below (AOB) freezing. The featured chart looks at the longest streaks of having daily highs AOB freezing and then having them above freezing. There are two dots presented for each year denoting the longest streak on each side of the regime change. One of the interesting outliers in this plot is what happened last spring. After a period of 37 days below freezing, temperatures warmed on 2 March and we had 265 straight days of high temperatures above freezing. So the longest streak of 37 days was followed by a streak of 265 days. The crosses represent the longest second part of the streak and what the streak was below freezing before that streak. Kind of confusing, so please comment if this does not make any sense!

Good = 32
Bad = 15

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