IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Large Dry Down

Posted: 17 Sep 2015 05:25 AM

The past few days have seen near perfect drying conditions with bright sunshine, strong winds, warm temperatures and low humidity. The featured chart displays potential evapotranspiration estimates from the ISU Soil Moisture network since 1 May along with daily averages computed from the longer term data from the legacy ISU AgClimate station. The past two days are shown at 0.20+ inches which implies that depth of water leaving the ground surface and moving into the atmosphere. The number is an estimate and a potential maximum value, so actual values may be less. Much of that water looks to reverse path today with thunderstorms present already this morning.

Good = 20
Bad = 11
Abstain = 5

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