IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 24 August 2012

50 days over 90

Posted: 24 Aug 2012 12:02 AM

Thursday was yet another warm day for Iowa and Des Moines had its 50th day with a high temperature at or above 90 degrees. This makes for the largest total of days since 1988 as shown by the featured image. Only five other years than 2012 have had 50+ days over 90 degrees and we still have just over four months to go this year! The bottom chart presents the number of days each year above 90 for days after 23 August. We would need another 10 days to catch 1983 and then a bunch more to catch 1934 and 1936. The forecast has a high very close to 90 on Friday and then more close to 90 weather next week, so we are saying that we have a chance...

Good = 112
Bad = 16

Tags:   90   2012