IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 05 January 2018

Rare Recent Record Low

Posted: 05 Jan 2018 05:34 AM

Des Moines started off the new year by establishing a new daily record minimum low temperature of -19 degrees. This broke the previous record of -18 set way back in 1887! The featured chart looks at the year that the present day daily record is either set or currently tied. The four sections present the year of the daily record and a simple decade frequency. For the current decade, setting record cold lows and cold highs have been rare. This decade has the lowest totals for both values. There are a number of interesting features of the chart including how the 1930s stand out for record warm highs and lows.

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