IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 13 September 2021

Summer 2021

Posted: 13 Sep 2021 05:24 AM

NOAA made a press release late last week denoting that the summer months of June, July, and August were the warmest on record for the contiguous US. The asterisk to that record was that it was only 0.01 degrees F warmer than 1936 and thus within the margin of error for the estimated value. The featured chart shows how Iowa fared based on unofficial spatial estimates computed by the IEM. While the average temperature this year was above long term average, it was well shy of the Dust Bowl era years during the 1930s and many other years on record. September has gotten off to a warm start and the warm temperatures look to continue this week.

Good = 11
Bad = 11
Abstain = 1