IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 02 February 2023

January Min Wind Chill

Posted: 02 Feb 2023 05:30 AM

Outside of the cold experienced to end the month, January was not all that bad for temperatures in Iowa. One measure of how bad it was is shown by the featured chart of yearly minimum wind chill temperatures for Des Moines during January. The 2023 value comes in near the 95th percentile. Approximately 19 out of every 20 previous Januaries had a colder value. It is kind of interesting to note two of the years failed to even reach a sub zero Fahrenheit value! Temperatures did warm nicely for the first day of February for most of the state, but a reinforcing shot of colder air arrives on Thursday.

Good = 9
Bad = 0

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