IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 03 March 2023

2023 Big Precipitation Events

Posted: 03 Mar 2023 05:30 AM

Precipitation totals for Ames and most other places in Iowa have gotten off to a fast start this year. The featured chart illustrates this by partitioning up the year to date precipitation into approximately equal volume bins. These bins were created based on period of record data. The 2023 totals are plotted as number of events (~days) with the percentage departure denoting how much over average that given partition has been for the year. You can see the big reason why our totals this year are well above average are due to the three big precipitation events in the right most bin. The intermediate partitions are barely above or even below average.

Good = 13
Bad = 1