IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 24 April 2014

Seasonal Precipitation

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 05:37 AM

Needed rainfall is currently falling over Iowa. This rainfall is needed due to the deficits that built up during the later part of the growing season in 2013. The featured chart presents the seasonal precipitation totals by year and a simple trailing 30 year moving average plotted as well. The recent few years have seen very dry conditions for the Jul-Aug-Sep period, but they have been compensated by wet springs. The complications with a wet spring are delays and difficulties with planting the agricultural crops.

Good = 19
Bad = 4
Abstain = 4

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