IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Still below average SDDs

Posted: 27 Jul 2016 05:43 AM

Even with all of the hot weather this summer, places like Ames are still running below long term average for stress degree day accumulation since 1 May. This metric is computed by totaling up the daily high temperature difference from 86 degrees, when the temperature is warmer than that level. This year's total is well above what we have seen in the past two years. The near term forecast does not have much for further accumulation.

Good = 8
Bad = 4