IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 27 December 2022

Wrapping up 2022

Posted: 27 Dec 2022 05:30 AM

With just five days left of 2022, it is a good time to start summarizing the year that was. A significant weather story this year was the drought, that was most persistent over NW Iowa. The epicenter was Sioux City, which reached the worst drought classification of "D4". The featured chart presents the year to date accumulated precipitation along with the range of values on record and the accumulated values for last year and the drought year of 2012. The accumulated total for 2022 was at the very bottom of the range from mid July to early December. A few recent precipitation events have pushed the total above the lowest on record, but not by much.

Good = 12
Bad = 0

Tags:   2022