IEM Daily Feature
Sunday, 25 November 2012

Lots of records

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 07:58 AM

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Some very warm weather again last week prior to Thanksgiving helped to push 2012 into the lead for most days over a number of high temperature thresholds for Des Moines. The featured chart displays the record number of days per year at or above a given high temperature with bars labelled in blue denoting the record being set this year. 2012 now owns the record for most days for nearly all thresholds between 50 and 85 degrees. The 61 degree threshold is a lone hold out, but perhaps we could push that level once or twice before the year ends! It is remarkable to think that nearly half of the days this year were at or over 70 degrees.

Good = 15
Bad = 3