IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 02 December 2022

Partitioning of Highs

Posted: 02 Dec 2022 05:30 AM

High temperatures on Friday are expected to be in the 50s before another strong cold front drops us back below freezing for Saturday. We seem to have had plenty of days recently with highs in the 50s and the featured chart seems to point out this anomaly. The chart shows the number of days per year within the given high temperature bin for Des Moines for the year to date period. The simple long term average is shown along with the totals for this year and last. It is interesting to see how far below average we have been for the 60 through 79 range, but well above for the ranges surrounding it. So perhaps one can say that we have been cheated out of pleasant days in the 60s and 70s this year, but given that it is December, having 50s is about as good as it can get!

Good = 14
Bad = 0
Abstain = 1