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Higher Percentiles

13 Nov 2009 06:07 AM
The featured chart displays the daily temperature percentiles for Ames since October 1. Most of November (green highlight) has seen climatologically warmer high temperatures than most all of October. The forecast has us cooling off a bit with highs back in the 40s next week.

Voting:
Good: 26
Bad: 15

Tags:   oct09   nov09  


Record October

02 Nov 2009 04:06 AM
The big story for October was the record breaking amount of rainfall observed for the month. The featured image is an IEM estimated rainfall percentile showing most of Northern Iowa at 100, which means the highest amount on record. Thankfully, November is starting off mostly dry with only a few light showers expected this week.

Voting:
Good: 30
Bad: 7

Tags:   oct09  


Rainy Thursdays

30 Oct 2009 06:15 AM
The featured chart is the reported daily rainfall from the Ames Airport for October. The month has been extremely wet with now the third day this month with over an inch of rain. This has previously only happened twice before in Ames for October back in 1931 and 1934. There is some hope in the forecast with mostly dry weather expected for the next week.

Voting:
Good: 33
Bad: 15

Tags:   oct09  


Reports of a Trace or more of snowfall

Reports of Snow

15 Oct 2009 06:08 AM
The featured map displays the NWS COOP network reports of snow so far this fall season. Most of the Upper Midwest has already seen flurries or measurable snowfall this season, which is rather impressive considering it is only October 15 and most of this same area usually is just now seeing its first frost. The good news is that slightly warmer weather is on the way!

Voting:
Good: 16
Bad: 7

Tags:   oct09  


2009 data unofficial

Record cold start

14 Oct 2009 06:08 AM
The featured chart compares the average temperature for the first 13 days of October for this year with the previous coldest start and the long term climate average. This year has seen temperatures more than a degree colder than any other on record and some ten degrees colder than average. The forecast does have hope for a warmup this weekend into next week.

Voting:
Good: 31
Bad: 8

Tags:   oct09