IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 04 January 2019

2018 Temperature Range

Posted: 04 Jan 2019 05:34 AM

Based on a high resolution hourly temperature analysis from NOAA, the featured map depicts the range between the coldest and warmest value for all of 2018. Iowa is shown in the 110 to 130 degree range. Even larger values can be found to our north and west over the High Plains where elevation, the Rocky Mountains and other things conspire to allow for more extreme heat and cold. The map is rather clear that if you don't like variability, you should be living in the southern tip of Florida where the abundance of surrounding ocean moderates temperatures.

Good = 19
Bad = 4
Abstain = 1

Tags:   2018