IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 12 June 2017

Growing Season Departures

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 05:08 AM

The featured chart displays growing season (since 1 May) accumulated departures of growing degree days and precipitation for Ames. Our recent stretch of dry and hot weather has helped to reverse previous deficits of GDDs and surpluses of precipitation. The black lines on the chart are the long term averages, with the red lines being this year and the blue shaded area representing the range of accumulated data for each of the previous years. There are some chances of rain in the forecast with more warm temperatures this week.

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