IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 01 April 2013

Non-severe March

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 05:40 AM

This March finished without a severe thunderstorm nor tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for Iowa. While March is typically an active month for severe weather in Iowa, there have been other years since 1986 like this March as shown by the featured chart. The bottom panel compares the March total number of warnings with the full year total. There is not much correlation between March and the rest of the year. We have yet to have an April without severe weather warnings since 1986. The first week of April looks to be mostly quiet with temperatures struggling today in the 30s!

Good = 20
Bad = 4

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