IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 12 September 2013

How much rain did Ames get?

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 05:43 AM

Only a week after the IEM seminar looking at the difficulties of answering the simple question of how much rain did Ames get, life imitates art. The featured map presents NOAA MRMS Project estimate precipitation and local point observations of total rainfall from Tuesday and Wednesday. The map is showing the Ames metro area. The airport reported 0.30" while most of the northwestern section appeared to get just sprinkles. The MRMS estimate shows remarkable cell to cell variability with totals ranging from 0.15" to 0.4" within a few street blocks of each other. So how much rain did Ames get from this event?

Good = 109
Bad = 16

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