Past IEM Features tagged: deepfreeze
The near term forecast is nothing short of horrible with very cold temperatures and strong winds creating dangerously cold wind chills. The present forecast for Ames on Thursday and Friday have both days with a high temperature below zero. So your deep freeze, which is typically kept around 0°F, may be warmer than the daily high temperature outside! This would be the first such days this year. The featured chart presents the number of days per calendar year with the high temperature below 0°F for Ames. The long term simple average is just one day and there are plenty of years without such a day on record for the site. The yellow line shows a 30 year trailing average and there's not much change to be shown over the past decade.