IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Windy April

Posted: 13 Apr 2021 05:42 AM

April is the windiest month on average for Iowa and this April is living up to that standard. The featured chart presents daily averaged wind speeds for Des Moines along with the vector averaged wind direction. The average wind direction tells the story of this month with dominate southerlies over the first week or so followed by more northerly component days. While not presented on this chart, that difference in direction is a strong indication of the difference in air temperature we have seen over these two periods. Breezy conditions are expected again today and on Wednesday.

Good = 14
Bad = 1