Past IEM Features tagged: jan09
The super part of our weekend was the spectacular weather on Saturday. The featured chart shows the range of high temperatures reported each January day by the ASOS network. Saturday was the only day for the month where the entire state was above freezing! Areas without snow cover enjoyed temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s. The forecast has a brief period of cold weather followed by more warm weather later in this week.
The featured calender charts the departure from average of the daily high temperature for Ames this month. While there have been a number of days slightly above average, many of the days were well below. Warmer weather is expected for the rest of the month with highs on Saturday near or above freezing!
The featured chart is a time series of temperature from Waterloo for January 2009. The blue line is 32°F and you will notice that the red line never exceeds it! The entire month of January has been at or below freezing, which would be the first time this has happened in Iowa in January since 1979. Of course, there is still a few days left to warm above freezing, but the forecast model shown in black maintains the freezing temps into Saturday.
Updated: The temperature rose on Saturday (31rst) to well above freezing.