IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Getting needed rainfall

Posted: 22 Aug 2017 05:45 AM

Significant amounts of rain fell in the state yesterday with western Iowa picking up the heaviest totals. The featured map displays the combination of MRMS totals for the previous week and the latest US Drought Monitor. The precip totals are presented as a percentage of average for the week. It is rather remarkable to see nearly all of the greater than 100% values confined to the driest areas analyzed by the drought monitor. Some of the driest ares south of Des Moines missed out on the biggest rainfalls, but what was received was certainly better than nothing.

Good = 12
Bad = 0