The Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) collects environmental data from cooperating members with observing networks. The data are stored and made available on this website.
Hot May Saturday
Posted: 27 May 2018 06:41 AM, Views: 172
The heat is on for the Memorial Day weekend and temperatures on Saturday were some of the warmest on record for May. The featured table shows the hourly temperature reports from the Des Moines Airport and the previous May date with as warm or warmer temperature for that hour. The noon and 3 PM temperatures were the warmest on record, which dates back to the early 1930s for hourly temperature reports. Today will be even warmer yet with some locations taking a run at 100 degrees.
Previous Years' Features
Data from the Iowa State Soil Moisture Network is found on this website and daily soil temperature averages are used to produce the highlighted analysis.
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.