IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Finally, some humidity

Posted: 02 May 2018 05:32 AM

The past few days have seen not only the warmest temperatures of the year, but also the highest dew point readings. The featured chart depicts the daily range between the minimum and maximum dew point temperature for Ames. Any day with the range at 50 or above is highlighted in red. Amazingly, only two days are shown and those are the past two days! So on April 30, it was the first day with a dew point above 50 and Tuesday was the first day above 60. At this rate, the muggiest summer dew points of 80 will be here on Thursday! It is no coincidence that all this moisture is helping to fuel thunderstorms which are bringing heavy rainfall to the state.

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