IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 21 April 2011

This explains a lot

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 05:51 AM

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The featured chart is a wind rose for observations reported so far this month from the Ames Airport. A wind rose nicely shows the summarized combination of wind direction and wind speed. The longer the bar is, the more common the wind has been from that direction. The chart shows the lack of winds from the SSE around to the west. These winds would be bringing warmer air into the state and make things feel more like spring. Our dominant directions have been ENE and NW, which is a cold and wet combination.

Good = 20
Bad = 4

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