IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Many warm, few very hot days

Posted: 19 Sep 2017 05:33 AM

The featured chart looks at the number of days this year with the daily high temperature at or above a given threshold. The blue bars and labels represent the largest number of days and year at that level. For Des Moines, 2017 has seen plenty of warm days with values in the 70 to 80 degree range rather close to the largest values on record. But for warmer temperatures at 85 degrees and higher, this year has not even been close to previous warmest years. The forecast does have us adding days at these warmer temperatures for the rest of the week and even some low 90s are possible!

Good = 7
Bad = 1

Tags:   highs