IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 01 January 2018

2017 Temperature Range

Posted: 01 Jan 2018 05:59 AM

The featured map displays the difference between the warmest and coldest temperature based on hourly high-resolution analysis produced by the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA). The coldest air of the entire year arrived last evening and helped to make this map even more extreme. Most of Iowa is shown in the 110 to 120 degree range. Even more extreme values are found just to our north and west with a few pixels over 140 degrees! There are many interesting features on the map with the moderating effects of the Great Lakes clearly evident and the decreased variability in temperature as you get further away from land.

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