IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 02 March 2018

March Temps + Wind

Posted: 02 Mar 2018 05:33 AM

March started off mild for much of Iowa On Thursday. The mild afternoon temperatures were accompanied by brisk winds. The featured chart looks at the frequency of having 10+ knot wind speeds by a given air temperature for March for Cedar Rapids. The plot would indicate that as the temperature warms, wind speeds are more commonly stronger. These stronger wind speeds can help warm our near surface air temperatures by mixing down warmer air from above, or transporting warmer air from our south into the state, or sometimes we experience chinook style winds from the High Plains with descending air from the Rocky Mountains warming.

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