IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 11 December 2015

Beating December 1889

Posted: 11 Dec 2015 05:38 AM

For Des Moines, the warmest December on record was way back in 1889. This December has certainly started off warm with yet another very warm day in Iowa on Thursday. The featured chart looks at the chances that this December could top the previous one. The method simply appends each previous year's Dec 11 - 31 period onto the end of this years Dec 1 - 10 period and computes the average temperature. None of these scenarios are able to top 1889, but a few of them come very close!

Good = 40
Bad = 18
Abstain = 13

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