IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

From 85 to snow

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 05:37 AM

After hitting a balmy 85 degrees on Saturday, it was only less than 36 hours later that the Des Moines Airport reported falling snow! The featured graphic shows events where the temperature went from 75+ degrees to then having a snow report within 36 hours. Our most recent event comes in a close third behind 1991 and 1975. There are only ten events on record for Des Moines going from 75+ to snowfall, so this type of dramatic swing is not that common.

Good = 18
Bad = 9
Abstain = 2

Tags:   snow   coldfront