IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 13 June 2014

May 1 Departures

Posted: 13 Jun 2014 05:48 AM

The featured map displays estimated precipitation departures for the state since the first of May. This analysis shows a large contrast between eastern and southern Iowa with percent of normal departures below 60% and above 130% respectively. Heavy rainfall is in the forecast, but the largest amounts are expected over northwestern Iowa, which could use the rainfall as well. The drought situation in the state is very complex at the moment with dryness on different timescales currently occurring.

Good = 22
Bad = 15
Abstain = 11