IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 08 October 2020

Most Days above High Temp Threshold

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 05:54 AM

The amazing early October weather continued on Wednesday with high temperatures pushing 80 degrees over some parts of the state. This weather looks to continue until Sunday with more seasonable temperatures expected next week. The featured chart presents the number of days this year and the largest total above a given high temperature threshold for Ames. The "Dust Bowl" years and the drought year of 1988 shows up prominently in this chart. Having dry conditions helps foster higher air temperatures as more solar energy goes toward heating the soil vs evaporating water.

Good = 11
Bad = 0