IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 20 June 2022

Concerning Map

Posted: 20 Jun 2022 05:30 AM

The featured map presents the combination of Weather Prediction Center forecast precipitation over the next seven days and the most recent US Drought Monitor analysis. You may recall the featured map from Friday noticing that dryness is starting to develop over southern Iowa, and for that matter, over much of the rest of the state outside of parts of central Iowa as well. A generally wet enough spring season and crops eager for warmth and sunshine have made the past few days near ideal. Persistent heat and limited rainfall going forward posses a problem though, which is what is forecast for this week. If there is any good news, there will be chances of rainfall, so the featured map could certainly be more concerning than it already is.

Good = 10
Bad = 0
Abstain = 1