IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Second Windiest Month

Posted: 14 Mar 2018 05:41 AM

Winds were a bit gusty Tuesday afternoon, which fits the bill for March in Iowa. The featured chart displays the monthly averaged wind speed and direction for Ames based on period of record data at the airport. March comes in as second windiest behind April. It is kind of interesting to denote the progression of average wind direction over the year. We are still in a period with prevailing northwesterly winds, so bouts of cold are more common than not thanks to that wind. Once we get into May, then the warmer southwesterlies start to dominate.

Good = 8
Bad = 1
Abstain = 1

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