IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 09 November 2016

November Clouds at Temp

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:32 AM

Yesterday was yet another pleasant day this November with highs reaching into the 60s for much of the state. This was with mostly sunny skies overhead. The featured chart looks at the observed frequencies of overcast clouds at a given temperature in November for Des Moines. It is interesting to note the three regimes depicted in the chart. For really warm or cool temperatures, it is clear that less cloudiness needs to be present. This makes physical sense as the presence of clouds at night traps heat and during the day, limits heating by the sun.

Good = 5
Bad = 3

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