IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 29 July 2011

Dubuque's Record Rainfall

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 06:35 AM

Just a few days ago, the Chicago O'Hare weather sensor set a local record for daily rainfall total. This time it is Dubuque's turn. The featured chart displays the one minute interval precipitation data from the Dubuque Airport weather sensor. The hourly rainfall rates are presented looking over various windows of time. On a minute by minute basis, the extrapolated hourly rates exceeded 10 inches per hour (0.19 inches in one minute)! Needless to say, this amount of intense rainfall caused a lot of problems in the area. Other (non-official) weather sensors in the area reported upwards of 14 inches of rain from this event!

Good = 42
Bad = 11

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