Past IEM Features tagged: dec07
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Count of daily COOP observations for this winter
The feature title is the answer to the question of how many snow storms we have seen this winter. The featured chart is a calendar of daily Iowa COOP snowfall observations greater than 2 inches. The observations are for a 24 hour period and not the local calendar day, so there is some ambiguity to the chart. Nonetheless, you can see we have had a storm just about every week with 2 storms per week lately. More storms are on the way this week.
Tags: jan08 dec07
The featured chart is of daily high temperature departures from normal for Ames this month showing most of December below normal save a brief stretch a few weeks ago. The abundant snow cover for the entire month certainly helped to keep temperatures down. A very cold start is forecasted for 2008, but some warming is expected by the end of this week if we can avoid daytime fog each day.