IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Below average precip returns

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 05:35 AM

After a very wet spring and a wet June for some in Iowa, July has started off dry. It is hard to believe that we are again worried about precipitation departures, but they are back for much of the state. Extreme northeast Iowa got some very large totals in June and has seen the limited July precip events so far. The forecast for the next week looks very dry and so this situation appears to only get worse. For farmers, we are left with a late planted crop that will be needing rain soon after whatever soil moisture reserves built up from this spring are exhausted. Remember that we came into this spring with very low moisture reserves due to the drought of 2012.

Good = 107
Bad = 23

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