IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 17 October 2019

First Half of October

Posted: 17 Oct 2019 05:34 AM

Just over the first half of October is in the books and we have started off the month chilly. The featured chart displays the average high temperature for the first 16 days of the month for Des Moines for each year on record. This year comes in at about the 95th percentile (~5 percent of years colder than this one), but it is still warmer than last year! You may recall that much of Iowa had already seen measurable snow by this date last year! The good news is that the forecast continues to be mostly dry with warmer temperatures, which are both desperately needed to help crop harvest to make progress.

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