IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 18 March 2013

Sun, SE winds, and cold

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 05:38 AM

Even with some sunshine and southeasterly winds, high temperatures on Sunday struggled to reach 40, which is well below our average for this time of year. Is it common to have this situation of southeasterly winds with mostly sunny skies and yet fail to reach climatological average temperature? The featured chart attempts to answer that question. The individual frequencies of southeasterly winds or mostly clear skies leading to well below average temperature is around 20%. Having both is much less frequent at around one in twenty events. Today will be another cold day for mid March with a snow storm producing blizzard warnings in far northern Iowa.

Good = 34
Bad = 3