IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dry start since May 1

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:41 AM

The featured chart presents the areal averaged statewide precipitation estimate by the IEM since the first of May for each year back to 1893. This year is one of the drier years on record for this period and the driest since 2006. 2008 shows up as the wettest for this period and it was roughly this date that the significant flooding in Cedar Rapids started. The forecast does have chances of scattered storms, but nothing like what happened back in 2008.

Good = 61
Bad = 13