Growing Season Maps

This application will plot an accumulated variable for a time period of your selection. Data is based on the automated sensors from the ISU AG Climate network. A similiar application exists based on the COOP network data, which is of higher quality for temperature and precipitation.

Plot Parameter Year Month Day Image Size

Dynamic Historical Data:

Daily Data Plots
Growing Season Plots

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*Note: Precipitation recorded from this network is not reliable. You should use precipitation obs from the COOP network.

Note: Some stations are slightly moved on the map to improve readability.

# 2012 Potential Evapotranspiration (6/19 - 6/26)
ID   ,StationName                             ,City           ,Latitude  ,Longitude ,et        ,climate_et
A131329,Cedar Rapids                            ,Cedar Rapids   ,   41.9119,  -91.6182,      2.09,         M
A131909,Crawforsville                           ,Crawforsville  ,   41.2039,  -91.4868,      2.07,         M
A131299,Castana                                 ,Castana        ,   42.0670,  -95.8814,      2.29,         M
A130209,Ames                                    ,Ames           ,   42.0212,  -93.7745,      2.05,         M
A134309,Kanawha                                 ,Kanawha        ,   42.9170,  -93.7841,         2,         M
A131559,Chariton                                ,Chariton       ,   41.0997,  -93.4225,      2.16,         M
A131069,Calmar                                  ,Calmar         ,   43.1632,  -91.8662,       2.1,         M
A130219,Gilbert                                 ,Gilbert        ,   42.1073,  -93.5812,      1.87,         M
A135849,Muscatine                               ,Muscatine      ,   41.3703,  -91.1182,      2.27,         M
A134759,Lewis                                   ,Lewis          ,   41.3112,  -95.1725,       2.7,         M
A135879,Nashua                                  ,Nashua         ,   42.9369,  -92.5702,      2.05,         M
A138019,Sutherland                              ,Sutherland     ,   42.9257,  -95.5392,      1.99,         M

You should be able to 'copy & paste' this raw data listing into a simple text editor and save the data file on your machine. Most GIS systems can then import this dataset as a layer. You may have to omit the commented lines (#) if your GIS has trouble importing the data.