Past IEM Features tagged: may12
Precipitation has been difficult to come by for most of May for most in the state. For Des Moines, 15 straight days have passed without even a trace of precipitation. This is the longest such streak to occur within the month of May for the site. According to the NWS, the longest streak to occur during the spring season is only a few days away at 23 days during March of 1910. This should be our rainy season with precipitation every three to four days. While the dry weather has allowed spring planting to mostly finish, some of the seeds are sitting in dry soil waiting to germinate.
Today (Sunday) will end our streak of having the Storm Prediction Center forecast slight risk of severe weather in Iowa. The featured image displays the categorical outlook issued each day at 7 AM. We have one more round of severe weather to go this afternoon and evening before the weather straightens out some this coming week. It would be good to see a dry stretch of weather to help get the agricultural crops planted in the state.
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