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It has been wet

29 Jun 2015 05:40 AM
The seemingly constant stream of daily scattered showers and thunderstorms has made for a very wet June after perhaps the wettest month on record for the US in May. The featured map looks at the longest period since 1 May that the location went without receiving at least 0.05 inches of rain over a given hour. The chart nicely shows the areas that have had difficulty with spring field work as these long stretches are necessary to make fields passable by heavy equipment. The forecast for this week continues the recent pattern of daily chances of rain.

Good: 16
Bad: 10
Abstain: 5

Tags:   may15   jun15  

May 2015

01 Jun 2015 05:42 AM
May was a recording setting month for precipitation over much of the plains. While Oklahoma and Texas got most of the headlines due to the devastating flooding, heavy rains also fell further north all the way to the Canadian border. The featured map displays IEM computed precipitation percentiles for May by climate district. Plotted values of 1 would indicate the wettest May on record (since 1893) for the area. Only the eastern portion of the Midwest is shown to have had a dry May.

Good: 13
Bad: 6
Abstain: 5

Tags:   may15