IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 02 April 2015

Maximum Dew Point

Posted: 02 Apr 2015 05:43 AM

The featured table displays the January thru March maximum dew point as computed over the hourly reported observations. The maximum values this year are some of the lowest on record for sites in Iowa. Des Moines maximum of only 45 degrees was just one degree higher than the lowest values of 44 back in 1956 and 2001. The moist air from the Gulf of Mexico has struggled to reach Iowa this year and that is a big reason for our paltry precipitation totals so far. A cold front is currently sweeping the state and some locations have picked up 0.5 to 1 inch of precipitation.

Good = 25
Bad = 10
Abstain = 9

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