IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 26 December 2016

Record Christmas Rainfall

Posted: 26 Dec 2016 05:37 AM

The weather was quite atypical of what one would expect for Christmas. A round of storms with occasional thunder lifted north over the state during the morning. A cold front with more rain moved west to east over Iowa during the evening. Warm air surged into the state ahead of the front with some locations over 50 degrees. For Sioux Falls Airport, over an inch of precipitation was reported, which easily made for a record for the date. The featured chart displays daily Christmas precipitation for the site. The record setting precipitation was double the previous record set in 2009.

Good = 5
Bad = 1

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