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Rain for Memorial Day

30 May 2016 05:36 AM
The featured chart displays daily precipitation totals on Memorial Day for Des Moines. The past 4 years have seen measurable precipitation and this year looks to continue that trend. A better chance of rain arrives on Tuesday.

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Bad: 0

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Memorial Days

27 May 2014 05:41 AM
The featured chart presents Memorial Day high temperatures and average wind speeds for Des Moines since 1971. This year's holiday featured pleasant temperatures and light winds. There were storms for much of the weekend, but they did not persist long so it was not a washout. Memorial Day weekend is considered by some as the start of summer and the forecast this week sure looks like it with highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s with chances of isolated storms.

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Good: 15
Bad: 4
Abstain: 4

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Problematic Heavy Rainfall

27 May 2013 06:23 AM
Memorial Day weekend has been a cold washout for most of the state with flooding problems growing with each round of heavy rainfall. The featured map presents the past 3 days worth of precipitation estimates from the NMQ project. While the 10 inch totals shown may be slightly overdone, the general pattern of Northwest to Southeast heavy rainfall is problematic as the majority of Iowa's river basins are oriented in that same direction. To make things worse, severe weather looks to be a possibility today and later in the week.

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Good: 56
Bad: 11

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Warm and Windy Memorial Day

31 May 2011 05:55 AM
Strong southerly winds brought warm air into the state on Monday making for a warm Memorial Day. The featured chart looks at the high temperature and daily average wind speed for recent Memorial Days. It has not been much warmer nor windier, since 1971. A front is bringing drier air into the state this morning, but the sticky air will return soon for the rest of the week.

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Good: 7
Bad: 6

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