IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Mostly avoiding D3

Posted: 29 Aug 2012 05:38 AM

The rainfall this past weekend was certainly welcome and helped to put a dent in some of the deficits that have built up this year. The featured map presents an estimate of the past seven days of rainfall along with the drought status valid at the beginning of this period. Most of the heaviest rainfalls fell over southern Iowa in the area currently in D2 (Severe) status. A majority of central and east central Iowa missed out and will probably remain in D3 (Extreme) status for this week's drought monitor update. A ray of hope does exist with Hurricane Isaac as some models are tracking the remnants of the system into Iowa, which would bring a very welcome rainfall.

Good = 34
Bad = 11