IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 27 May 2013

Problematic Heavy Rainfall

Posted: 27 May 2013 06:23 AM

Memorial Day weekend has been a cold washout for most of the state with flooding problems growing with each round of heavy rainfall. The featured map presents the past 3 days worth of precipitation estimates from the NMQ project. While the 10 inch totals shown may be slightly overdone, the general pattern of Northwest to Southeast heavy rainfall is problematic as the majority of Iowa's river basins are oriented in that same direction. To make things worse, severe weather looks to be a possibility today and later in the week.

Good = 56
Bad = 11

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