IEM Daily Feature
Tuesday, 16 May 2023

May Precip Reliability

Posted: 16 May 2023 05:30 AM

At the half way point of May, the precipitation total for Ames is on pace to meet the monthly climatology by the end of the month. The featured chart looks into the reliability of a given month meeting at least 80% of the climatology over the past 20 years. Rewording, which months over the past 20 years have been the most reliable for producing climatological rainfall. It is interesting to see the months of May and December tied for most reliable on this chart. The month of October is shown as the laggard. The forecast for the next seven days just has a good chance of rain on Thursday into Friday, but dry and warmer otherwise.

Good = 9
Bad = 1