IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

December Hours of 50+

Posted: 20 Dec 2017 05:34 AM

Temperatures were very mild again on Tuesday with highs well into the 40s and even some 50s over Iowa. Some places, like Ottumwa, were able to enjoy a hour or more of temperatures in the 50s. How common are hourly temperatures in the 50s for December? The featured chart looks into that using period of record data for the site during December. The top chart provides the total number of hourly temperature reports at or above 50 degrees and the bottom report shows the average and 2017 totals by hour of the day. Our total this year is below totals from a number of recent years, but still well above average. Unfortunately, it would not appear likely that these totals will be added to for the rest of the month as much colder weather will arrive soon.

Good = 4
Bad = 0

Tags:   dec