IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 13 May 2009

One inch rains add up

Posted: 13 May 2009 06:13 AM

The featured graph shows the contribution of various daily rainfall total amounts to the monthly average for Ames. The red portion of the bar chart represents when an inch plus of rain falls. If you were to eliminate the red (stop daily rainfalls over an inch) portion of this chart, our wettest month would only see a bit over 2 inches of rain. Another interesting part of this graph is this insignificance of less than 0.05 inch rainfalls to the overall totals (can not see the blues). Heavy rainfall is currently occuring in Iowa today with some locations definitely picking up more than an inch.

Good = 21
Bad = 6

Tags:   climate   precip