The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.
Natural Snow Removal
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 05:30 AM, Views: 815
Mostly clear skies on Thursday allowed the sun to do some much needed snow removal work over northern Iowa. The clear skies also allowed various satellites to monitor the progress! The featured lapse is from the GOES-East satellite from about 8 AM till 7 PM on 19 April 2018. You can easily see the snow line creep north as the snow is melted away. The snow that remained overnight is helping to create record or near record low temperatures over Iowa on Friday.
Previous Years' Features
The IEM processes National Weather Service NEXRAD information in real-time to produce and archive many products. This includes a generated composite produced every five minutes dating back to 1995!
Besides point observations of precipitation, the IEM also processes gridded rainfall products made available by NOAA. This information is archived and made available in GIS ready formats.
The IEM combines data from participating networks into products like maps shown above and web applications to analyze the data.