IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Much Needed April Rain

Posted: 16 Apr 2014 05:37 AM

On Monday, the IEM Daily Feature was the snowfall from the recent storm. On Tuesday, the feature was the magnitude of the temperature change within 36 hours before snowfall. Today's feature looks at the most important aspect of the most recent major storm system, the significant amount of rainfall over much of the state. The featured analysis is from the NOAA MRMS project, which depicts much of Iowa over an inch with isolated amounts approaching five inches. Thankfully this amount of rainfall fell after the ground had a chance to thaw, so it did not all run off. We could still use more rain to ease the lingering drought from last year.

Good = 19
Bad = 3
Abstain = 2

Tags:   2014