IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 29 February 2016

Early for 70

Posted: 29 Feb 2016 05:35 AM

Having the temperature reach 70 degrees in February is a rare feat as was done by Des Moines on Saturday reaching 71 degrees. This was the third warmest temperature this early on record! The featured chart displays the number of days per year with the high temperature above 70 degrees for Des Moines and the first such occurrence for the year. The chart only shows that the average first date is just under a month from now, so we are well ahead of schedule this year! The chart also shows a large number of years that did not reach 70+ until April and even late into April!

Good = 28
Bad = 21
Abstain = 17

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