Past IEM Features tagged: sep15
Preliminary and unofficial estimates by the IEM place September in the top 10 warmest for a good portion of the Midwest as shown by the featured map of climate district ranks. Some locations within the climate districts had their warmest September on record! The warm September weather certainly helped to bring the agricultural crops to maturity and now harvest is fully underway.
The warm conditions this September continued over the weekend with southerly winds bringing warm air into the state. The featured chart displays the daily average wind speed and direction this month for Des Moines. Winds out of the south have dominated this month with only a few days showing a northwesterly wind. The forecast has a few warm days left before cooler weather arrives for October.