IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 28 May 2018

Eight Degree Beat

Posted: 28 May 2018 06:02 AM

Sunday was another scorching hot day for May with record high temperatures set over much of Iowa. Des Moines hit 99, which beat its previous record high temperature for the date by eight degrees. The featured chart looks into the magnitude of the daily record set for Des Moines with high temperature beats shown in red and low temperature beats shown in blue with negative values indicating the amount the low temperature decreased by for the new record. Of course, when you are first writing the record books, the record setting amounts are large as the period of record is so short.

Good = 8
Bad = 0