IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 09 January 2012

Warm start to Winter

Posted: 09 Jan 2012 05:48 AM

The meteorological winter season (1 Dec - 28 Feb) has started off being one of the warmer ones on record. Does a warm start to date of winter mean a colder end? The featured chart compares the average temperature for winter before and after 8 January. From this analyis, 2012 is the fifth warmest statewide since 1893. There is plenty of spread in the chart, so it is hard to say how bad the rest of our winter will be. The next week looks to be mostly on the warm side with a brief bout of near average temperatures.

Good = 15
Bad = 5

Tags:   2012