IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Drought Changes

Posted: 10 Jul 2014 05:40 AM

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The wet month of June has mostly eliminated the drought situation in Iowa as analyzed by the US Drought Monitor. This monitor product is updated weekly by a national team of experts and depicts various intensities in drought. The featured chart looks at the weekly changes in this analysis with blue lines being improvements and red lines are degradation. It will be interesting to see if this July/August follows the previous three years with drought quickly developing after the heavy rainfalls of spring and early summer subside. The length of the arrows indicate a relative intensity change with the unit value being an equivalent one category change over the area the size of Iowa.

Good = 10
Bad = 2
Abstain = 4

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