IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 05 May 2017

Within Two Degrees

Posted: 05 May 2017 05:30 AM

The high temperature for Ames on Thursday was 69 degrees, which was within two degrees of the current climatology for the date. How common is it for our high temperature to be that close to average. The featured chart presents the frequency of having the daily high and low within two degrees of average for Ames. The frequencies shown are generally around 20%, which is one in five days. So we are typically outside of that range. This plot sort of shows how the simple daily average temperature can be a misleading metric as the actual value is typically more than 2 degrees away from it.

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