IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Big August Rainfall

Posted: 07 Aug 2018 05:39 AM

Heavy rains have come to Iowa over the past few days. The featured chart displays MRMS rainfall estimates since Saturday until about 5 AM this Tuesday. The most recent US Drought Monitor is overlain as well. The first round of heavy rainfall completely missed the driest parts of the state, but some rainfall Monday and now on Tuesday has fallen over the driest locations. There was some optimism that more rain would have fallen by now over southern Iowa with this event. Sadly for the area, the near term forecast looks dry. This map will be updated later today once the rain event ends.

Good = 8
Bad = 1