IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 22 September 2017

Big Rain for Ottumwa

Posted: 22 Sep 2017 05:05 AM

After missing most every rainfall this summer season, Ottumwa (southeast of Des Moines) took a direct hit on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The featured map displays the combination of MRMS precipitation estimates and reported totals. The Ottumwa airport is north of town and only reported 2.5 inches, while stations on the southern end of town reported 5 to 7 inches. The MRMS estimates are a bit on the high side of those reports, but still nicely shows the pattern over the city (black outline on the map). The rain came so quickly it was even able to produce some flooding in the area.

Good = 10
Bad = 1