IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 01 June 2022

Both Close to Average

Posted: 01 Jun 2022 05:30 AM

It stands to reason that since our recently passed month featured periods of very wet, dry, cold, and hot weather, that the averages for the month would compare closely to average. The featured chart presents the combination of precipitation and growing degree day departures from average for an IEM areal averaged for Iowa. This year's value is labelled along with the most extreme years on the plot. A simple fit line is placed on the plot and shows the intuitive decrease in precipitation with increasing positive temperature anomaly. The present guidance for June has slightly above average precipitation and below average temperatures. The near term forecast and more definitive forecast is along those same lines with not much for extreme heat.

Good = 6
Bad = 0
Abstain = 1