IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 15 May 2014

Since 1 December

Posted: 15 May 2014 05:37 AM

The featured chart presents a time series of air temperature from the Ames Airport weather station since the first of December. The shaded bars indicate the daily high and low temperature climatology range. The recent few days have seen cold temperatures, but have stayed well above freezing for the Ames area. The last freezing temperatures were in mid April. The chart also shows our most recent winter season and while there were very cold periods, there were also warm periods. These swings were thanks to limited snow cover, which allows temperatures more freedom on the warm side. Temperatures are expected to warm this weekend and be back in the 70s for highs next week.

Good = 20
Bad = 10
Abstain = 7